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No charges for Border Patrol agents who fatally shot unarmed Tohono O'odham man on tribal land

Border Patrol agents who fatally shot an unarmed Native American man on tribal land earlier this year will not face charges for his death. 

At least three of the 10 agents on scene opened fire on Raymond Mattia outside his home in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam one night in May. 

The case was investigated by the Tohono O’odham Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Body camera footage released by CBP shows agents opening fire moments after telling Mattia to put his hands up in the air. An autopsy by the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office shows he was shot nine times in the torso, arms and legs. 

A spokesperson said Department of Justice and FBI representatives met with the Mattia family last month to say their investigation found that the "agents’ use of force under the facts and circumstances presented in this case does not rise to the level of a federal criminal civil rights violation or a criminal violation assimilated under Arizona law."

The office declined to comment further on meeting with the family.

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Alisa Reznick is a senior field correspondent covering stories across southern Arizona and the borderlands for the Tucson bureau of KJZZ's Fronteras Desk.