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January 06, 2011
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Mexican teen dies in fall from border fence

The teen fell from a border fence while throwing rocks at Border Agents, but his companions say a a cop shot him

Associated Press

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican teenager who threw rocks at Border Patrol agents in the Arizona city of Nogales is dead, but his manner of death is now in dispute.

A Mexican official says 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres died early Wednesday after he fell from a border fence and hit his head on a rock.

But state police in Sonora, across the border from Arizona, say companions of the teen claim he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

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Calls to Border Patrol officials weren't immediately returned Wednesday night. A spokesman for the FBI has declined to release details of the investigation.

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