By Steve Neavling
A mother is suing Border Patrol after an agent killed her son south of Tucson last year.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Elisa Beckel filed suit in federal court Friday, claiming she “has lost the love, affection, companionship, care, protection and guidance since the death” of Jose Luis Arambula.
Arambula was shot in the back of the head by Border Patrol Agent Daniel Marquez during a chase through a pecan grove.
The agent said he fired the gun because Arambula gestured as if he, too, had a gun and was about to shoo.
Marquez struck Arambula once, firing nine times.
Arambula died at the scene.