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Family of Man Fatally Shot by Border Patrol Agent in San Ysidro Files Suit

A Border Patrol agent is stationed next to the border fence. Photo by Chris Stone

The family of a man shot dead by one US Border Patrol The agent in San Ysidro filed an illegal death lawsuit Tuesday against the agent and the federal government.

The family of the 30-year-old David Angel Villalobos-Valdovinos claims he was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he was shot by a border patrol agent Ryan Gonzalves on October 23, 2020.

According to the lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court on behalf of Villalobos’s wife and son, Villalobos was approached by Gonsalves around 5:30 p.m. near Las Americas Premium Outlets.

The lawsuit alleges that Gonzalez “ran fast” toward Vialialbos and aimed his shotgun at him. Then a “scared” Vialialbos tried to leave, but was shot in the chest. He died on the spot.

The lawsuit alleges that Gonsalves failed to use non-lethal methods to subdue Villalobos and escalated the situation by pointing a gun, which “provoked a predictable reaction of fear and confusion in David Angel, who suffered mental and developmental disabilities.” The lawsuit also alleges that other agents who arrived at the scene after the shooting did not provide proper first aid to Villalobos.

ONE San Diego Police Department A statement issued shortly after the shooting said Villalobos was believed to have entered the United States illegally when confronted by Gonsalves. The SDPD statement said that the initial investigation showed that Villalobos “fought with the agent” before the shooting.

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