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Border Patrol changes its account of shooting that killed woman in Texas

Border Patrol changes story

RIO BRAVO, Texas -- The U.S. Border Patrol has revised its description of an agent-involved shooting in Texas that killed a woman who was part of a group that illegally entered the country. The agency initially said Wednesday that the lone agent fired his gun after being attacked "by multiple subjects using blunt objects."

But Border Patrol said Friday that the group ignored the agent's demands to get on the ground and "rushed him."

The first statement describes the woman killed as "one of the assailants," while the second calls her "one member of the group."

Agency spokeswoman Sara Melendez says she can't address specific questions about the releases but notes they usually do a follow-up statement after the initial one.

Guatemala's foreign ministry identifies the woman killed as Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez.

In a video shot by a local woman who reportedly witnessed the shooting, agents can be seen performing CPR on the woman. Marta Martinez told CBS affiliate KENS she saw the woman's face covered in blood.

In the video Martinez recorded, she's heard yelling "You killed the girl" in Spanish at another Border Patrol agent who was detaining two other men. She said the agent said he didn't kill the woman.

"I felt very angry, I don't know if I wanted to cry because what I was seeing, but I didn't think it was right what they did," Martinez said.

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