Man shot, killed by Border Patrol agents identified

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A San Diego County Sheriff’s Department SUV parked outside the Campo gas station where Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man on May 14, 2021. (Photo: OnScene.TV)

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities Tuesday publicly identified the 26-year- old man shot and killed by three U.S. Border Patrol agents at the end of a road chase through Campo.

The agents opened fire on Silvestre Vargas Estrada of San Diego late Saturday night during a confrontation outside a gas station at Buckman Springs Road and state Route 94, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said. Estrada died at a hospital a short time later.

Estrada’s death and the events surrounding the pursuit and shooting remain under investigation, according to Seiver.

“Estrada did sustain a gunshot wound to the torso,” Seiver said. “However, (rulings on) the preliminary cause and manner of death are (on hold) pending further examination of medical records.”

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