Authorities Tuesday publicly identified the 26-year-old man shot and killed by three U.S. Border Patrol agents at the end of a road chase through Campo.
The agents opened fire on Silvestre Vargas Estrada of San Diego late Saturday night during a confrontation outside a gas station at Buckman Springs Road and state Route 94, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said.
Estrada died at a hospital a short time later.
Estrada’s death and the events surrounding the pursuit and shooting remain under investigation, according to Seiver.
“Estrada did sustain a gunshot wound to the torso,” Seiver said. “However, (rulings on) the preliminary cause and manner of death are (on hold) pending further examination of medical records.”