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Hilliard says Border Patrol needs to be held accountable for killing an unarmed man in crowded park

A Times investigation — based on the Border Patrol's Use of Force report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Mexican autopsy and police records, court documents and interviews with four witnesses — raises questions about whether the agent who fired from the boat overstated the threat from shore, and whether the shooting was justified.

Robert Hilliard, a lawyer in Corpus Christi, Texas, who represents Arevalo's widow, said the Border Patrol needed to be held accountable for killing an unarmed man in a crowded park. "Firing an automatic weapon on a group where children are also playing is their first option?" he asked.