Sixteen-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a studious Mexican boy, dreamed of becoming a soldier to fight the violence that plagued his hometown of Nogales, Sonora. But Jose Antonio never lived out that dream.
On October 10th of last year, on a late night walk to meet his brother Diego, the boy was shot and killed. Not by thugs or narcos, but by the U.S. Border Patrol. He was shot across an international boundary, a violation of treaties between the U.S. and Mexico.
Jose Antonio was shot ten times according to a Mexican Medical Examiner’s report obtained by Fusion’s Investigative team. The first two fatal shots were to the boy’s head and he was shot eight more times as he lay on the sidewalk.