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A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting
A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10. Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and the girls were playing by the water's edge when they heard the deafening roar of a Border Patrol airboat. They watched it turn in the fast current and pull beside a man in the river. An agitated crowd soon gathered on the Mexican shore and began shouting at the two agents to let him be. Gonzalez and Arevalo ran toward the commotion, the girls close behind. Gonzalez could see one of the border agents try to snag the swimmer...

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