AJO, Ariz. — The FBI and Tohono O’odham Nation police are investigating the capturing demise of a tribal member by US Border Patrol brokers in southern Arizona.
Customs and Border Safety officers mentioned brokers from the Ajo Border Patrol Station have been concerned in a deadly capturing on the Tohono O’odham reservation close to Ajo round 10 p.m. Thursday.
They mentioned the incident is underneath evaluation by Customs and Border Safety’s Workplace of Skilled Duty. However they haven’t launched any extra info.
Tribal Chairman Ned Norris Jr. mentioned in an announcement Sunday that the capturing occurred within the Tohono O’odham Nation neighborhood of Meneger’s Dam and recognized the sufferer.
“Nation member Raymond Mattia misplaced his life within the incident. Our hearts exit to his household and all these affected throughout this tough time,” Norris mentioned. “Because the investigation progresses, the Nation expects a full consideration of all of the information associated to the incident and an acceptable and immediate response from the related public security companies. As a result of the investigation is ongoing, we’ll chorus from additional remark at the moment.”
Mattia had referred to as Border Patrol as a result of he wished assist eradicating a number of immigrants who trespassed in his yard off his property, NBC affiliate KVOA of Tucson reported, citing a member of the family.
The Meneger Dam is just a few miles from the US-Mexico border.