|José B. Matrecito|
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|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1921|
Acta de defunción No. 20
33, casado, empleado público, muerte violente, dos lesiones por arma de fuego
Bisbee Daily Review July 5, 1921
SOLDIER SLAYS BORDER OFFICER
Jose Matrecito Shot Down By Man Whom He Halted at Border Early Sunday
Jose B. Matrecito, Mexican customs officer at Naco, was shot and killed Sunday morning, at about 2 o'clock, by a man in the uniform of an American soldier, thought to have been on leave from Camp Jones, at Douglas.
The shooting occurred on the Mexican side, near the international gate, and immediately after the shooting the American ran to the American side and disappeared in the darkness. He had not been captured last night.
According to the Mexican officials at Naco, the American had been boisterous earlier in the evening and had caused some trouble. He was approaching the line to recross to this side when he was approached by the customs officer who demanded to know if he had a gun. The American, according to the Mexican officials, immediately drew his gun and fired twice, one bullet taking effect in the customs officer's leg, and the other in his head, killing him instantly.
Angel Casarin, consul for Mexico at Naco, took possession of an American army hat found on the scene of the shooting and that bore the wearer's initials. Casarin went to Camp Jones at Douglas last night to take the matter up with the camp officers in an effort to locate the owner of the hat.
Created by: Q.E.P.D.
Record added: May 30, 2013
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