The U.S. government on Thursday launched a civil-rights investigation in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the Rio Grande.
Sergio Adrían Hernández Güereca was shot and killed Monday by an agent trying to make an arrest during a rock-throwing incident near the Paso del Norte Bridge in Downtown El Paso.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday described Hernández's death as "extremely regrettable" during a news conference about an unrelated drug operation in Washington, D.C.
Holder, according to a transcript provided by the Department of Justice, said the FBI is investigating the shooting of the Juárez teenager.
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