Tucson – The family of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who died after being shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent agreed to accept $850,000 to settle a civil suit, Arizona's Sierra Vista Herald newspaper said.
Francisco Javier Dominguez was shot by agent Nicholas Corbett on Jan. 12, 2007, as the Mexican man was trying to illegally enter the United States.
The incident took place in the Arizona desert near the town of Douglas.
Corbett intercepted a group of seven undocumented migrants that included Dominguez and three members of his family.
U.S. prosecutors filed murder charges against Corbett, but the case was dismissed after two criminal trials ended in hung juries.
The Border Patrol agent testified at his first trial, in March 2008, that he fired his gun out of fear for his life because Dominguez was threatening him with a rock.
Corbett's lawyer told the Sierra Vista Herald that the settlement did not imply any admission of liability on the part of his client.
The family's law suit cited both Corbett and the U.S. government.