Illegal Immigrant Shot With Taser Dies

By Eric S. Page
|  Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM PDT
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Illegal Immigrant Shot With Taser Dies

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Mexicans are still being arrested at the border, but for an entirely new reason.

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A Mexican man died after being shocked by a stun gun during a confrontation with Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro border crossing, according to the Mexican government.

Anastasio Hernandez died Monday after his heart stopped when he was shocked Friday, said Mexico's Foreign Relations Department.
Hernandez was treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital since the incident, KPBS reported on Monday.
     
Hernandez became combative with agents who were preparing to hand him over to Mexican officials in Tijuana after he entered the United States illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jacqueline Dizdul. She said he ignored repeated orders to stop fighting. The incident is under investigation, according to Dizdul.

The Mexican consulate in San Diego said in a statement Saturday night that agents from the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agencies appeared to have used excessive force in the Friday confrontation.
 

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