EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation of El Paso identified a migrant man who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in east El Paso Tuesday afternoon.
The FBI said 33-year-old, Manuel Gonzalez-Moran, a Mexican national, was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries from the shooting.
Gonzalez-Moran was detained and being processed at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station at 12245 Pine Springs for illegal re-entry into the United States, according to the FBI.
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USBP Agents encountered Moran by himself and he was taken to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station for processing.
Once at the station, Moran later charged out of a holding cell, past a USBP agent, and grabbed an edged weapon off a desk in the processing area, according to the FBI.
The FBI said agents gave verbal commands and attempted to gain control by using a taser, which was unsuccessful.
Agents continued giving verbal commands, however, Moran continued to move near the agents with the edged weapon at which time he was shot by Agents, the FBI added.
The agents provided immediate medical attention until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported Moran to Del Sol Hospital.
In 2011, Moran was arrested by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in Pueblo, Colorado on charges of attempted first-degree murder and was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon resulting in serious bodily injury. In May of 2022, Moran was paroled after serving 11 years of his 17-year sentence and was removed from the U.S. to Mexico.
In March 2022, Moran had attempted to illegally re-enter the U.S. and was deported back to Mexico, the FBI stated.
FBI El Paso’s Gang/Violent Crime Task Force and Evidence Response Team responded to the station to investigate the incident and process the crime scene.
The FBI and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility are jointly working this investigation.
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