Border agent who shot teen wants suit dismissed

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teenager in Nogales, Sonora, is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the agent by the youth's family.

The agent shot 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez from the Arizona side of the border on Oct. 10, 2012.

The Border Patrol has said the boy was throwing rocks at agents across the border. His family contends he was just walking home.

The agent's name hasn't been publicly released, and the agent's lawyer asked in a second motion submitted Friday that the motion to dismiss the case remain sealed because it contains "sensitive information."

The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the teen's mother and has said the agent's name should be released publicly to provide transparency


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