Here's a pretty thorough report on a recent incident in the Arizona desert involving the shooting of an illegal entrant. Apparently the agent involved may not have been as forthcoming as he should have been about the circumstances surrounding the death of the border-crosser.
From the article:
A U.S. Border Patrol agent's account of what led him to shoot and kill an unarmed illegal entrant in January doesn't match witness testimony or forensic evidence, records released Monday by the Cochise County Attorney's Office show.
The documents and the autopsy report appear to support the statements of three witnesses who were being apprehended along with Francisco Javier Domínguez-Rivera, 22, of Puebla, Mexico, when he was shot. The trio — two brothers and a sister-in-law of Dominguez-Rivera — told investigators that the agent, Nicholas Corbett, 39, had a gun in his right hand when he drove up to them in a Border Patrol vehicle on the afternoon of Jan. 12 about 150 yards north of the border between Bisbee and Douglas.
The witnesses said the agent ordered them to lie on ground and had switched the gun from his right to his left hand as he pushed Domínguez-Rivera to the ground. That is when they said the gun fired.