Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Man shot by Border Patrol agent dies.
CAMPO – A man who was shot in the head by a Border Patrol agent Friday as he drove several suspected illegal immigrants has died, authorities said.
Potrero resident Ronald Deugan, 49, died about 7:40 p.m. Sunday at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, a Medical Examiner's investigator said
Three agents opened fire on Deugan's pickup, wounding him and a front-seat passenger, authorities said. Four people in the back seat were not injured.
Sheriff's investigators said Border Patrol agents followed the truck from the Campo area to the entrance of the Golden Acorn Casino on Old Highway 80 near Live Oak Springs. Agents reportedly walked up to the pickup, identified themselves and told the driver to stop. The driver allegedly backed up and drove toward the agents, prompting them to open fire, investigators said.
The front-seat passenger, a man, remains hospitalized.