Border Patrol Kills Suspected Smuggler Near Golf Course

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:22am

Authorities say the alleged drug smuggler shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Tucson over the weekend is the same man recently arrested by Pima County Sheriff’s Deputies for drug trafficking.

Deputy Tracy Suitt says 31-year-old Jose Luis Arambula was taken into custody just a few weeks ago.

Saturday, Suitt says Arambula led police on a high-speed chase for 15 miles before stopping at a local golf club.

"The suspect drove his vehicle onto the golf course and came to a stop. The suspect fled his vehicle and was pursued by two Border Patrol agents," Suitt said.

Suitt says during the foot chase, a Border Patrol agent fired multiple shots at Arambula, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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