ICE confirms Kittitas suspect who killed deputy was in the U.S. illegally
KITTITAS, Wash. — Immigration Customs and Enforcement has confirmed that the man who police say fatally shot a Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputy was “unlawfully present in the United States.”
Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, 29, entered the U.S. through a port of entry in Laredo, Texas on April 11, 2014 on a Temporary Agricultural Visa, ICE said in a statement.
ICE has “no record of Flores Del Toro leaving the U.S., nor extending his visa after it expired,” the statement says.
Flores was killed during a shootout with law enforcement in the city of Kittitas following a road rage incident that led to a police chase.
Deputy Ryan Thompson suffered fatal injuries and Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez was seriously injured after being shot in the leg.
A previous version of this article had did not include 2014 in the date.