Mexican Man Dies After U.S. Border Patrol Uses Stun Gun on Him

US Mexican borderBy Allan Lengel

Mexican authorities are condemning the death of a 32-year-old Mexican man who died days after a U.S. Border Patrol agent shocked him with a stun gun at a California border crossing, the Associated Press is reporting.

AP reported that Anastasio Hernandez died Monday at a hospital in Chula Vista, south of San Diego, days after he was shocked at San Isidro, Calif.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jacqueline Dizdul have alleged that a Border Patrol agent used a stun gun on Hernandez after he refused to stop fighting with agents who were trying on Friday to hand him over to Mexican officials in Tijuana because he had entered the U.S. illegally.

An investigation is underway.

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