Border Patrol agent shoots man near San Diego

June 22, 2011 - 1:28 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol says an agent shot and killed a man who threatened to strike another agent with a concrete slab as he fled to Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego.

Border Patrol spokesman Steven Pitts says two men, presumably Mexican, assaulted two Border Patrol agents after crossing the border illegally about one mile west of San Diego's San Ysidro port of entry.

Pitts says one of the men climbed the border fence around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and was about to throw the large slab when an agent fired an unknown number of shots. He was pronounced dead in Mexico.

Tijuana police identified the victim as 40-year-old Jose Alfredo Yanez.

The other migrant returned safely to Mexico.

One of the Border Patrol agents was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.