Immigrants identified in fatal La Joya chase
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:50:50 GMT —
A Guatemalan diplomat has released the identities of two immigrants killed last week when a state police helicopter fired on their smuggler's truck near the Texas-Mexico border.
Alba Caceres, Guatemala's consul in McAllen, says the victims were Marco Antonio Castro and Jose Leonardo Coj Cumar, of San Martin Jilotepeque, about an hour outside the capital.
Caceres expressed her government's indignation and made a formal request for a thorough investigation to the Texas Rangers on Friday.
She was trying to interview survivors. She didn't know when the bodies would be released to the families, but said it could be delayed by the investigation.
A trooper fired from a Department of Public Safety helicopter Thursday afternoon in an attempt to stop a fleeing smuggler's truck that was suspected of carrying drugs.