Raymond Mattia, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was shot dead by Border Patrol agents on his reservation in southern Arizona.
According KVOA Raymond Mattia called US Border Patrol agents after discovering that illegal immigrants were entering his yard.
A family member said KVOA Raymond “called for help because there were several illegal immigrants who had entered his yard and he wanted help getting them off his property.”
According to the same family member who wished not to be identified, when Border Patrol agents arrived on the scene, Mattia walked out of his home and was shot shortly after.
At this time, federal Customs and Border Protection officials have confirmed that the fatal shooting occurred, but have released no further information and are still investigating the shooting.
An Arizona man was reportedly shot by Border Patrol on his own property after he called Border Patrol to come to his property because he believed “there were several illegal immigrants who had entered his court”.
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) May 21, 2023
By The Guardian:
Federal Customs and Border Protection officials said officers from the Ajo Border Patrol Post “were involved” in a fatal shooting on the Tohono O’odham Reservation near Ajo around 10 p.m. Thursday.
Tribal Chairman Ned Norris Jr said in a statement Sunday that the shooting took place in the Meneger’s Dam community of the Tohono O’odham Nation and identified the victim.
Tucson television station KVOA reported that Mattia called Border Patrol because several migrants had entered his yard and he wanted help getting them off his property.
FBI investigates shooting death of Native by Border Patrol in Arizona https://t.co/9b5PxziW8k
— Guardian News (@guardiannews) May 21, 2023
This story is still in development and videos and details of the incident have yet to be released.
As of now, it seems to be a lose-lose situation on the southern border.
As The gateway expert Previously reported, an Arizona rancher has already been charged with first-degree murder after taking matters into his own hands after noticing several illegal immigrants breaking into his ranch in Kino Springs, Arizona.
Arizona rancher charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting illegal alien on his property is posting $1 million bond and released from police custody