A U.S. Border Patrol agent tipped off that a pickup truck was carrying a suspicious payload shot and killed the teenage driver, who was apparently unarmed, after a brief struggle, authorities said Friday.18 years old. So Mr. Mendez was technically an adult. When I read the summary of this story on mySA.com I thought he might have been perhaps 14 or 15 years old. Why couldn't they just have said the agent "shot and killed the driver" and been done with it?
Juan Mendez, an 18-year-old from Eagle Pass, died at Fort Duncan Medical Center shortly after the Tuesday shooting, Maverick County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ruben Cano said.
On another note, if you read further down in the story you'll see that the truck was carrying 325 pounds of marijuana. Chalk up another victory in the War On Some Drugs, comrades!