Second Immigrant Ambushed and Killed is Identified

Second Immigrant Ambushed and Killed is Identified

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in southern Arizona have identified the second man killed in an ambush on a truckload of illegal immigrants in Eloy. 

Pima County sheriff's officials released the identity of 40-year-old Juan Baltazar Lopez of Guatemala on Tuesday. 

Authorities say Lopez was riding in a truck that was ambushed April 8 by an unknown number of people dressed in camouflage and armed with rifles.

 He and another man, 39-year-old Gerardo Perez-Ruiz of Toluca, Mexico, were killed. 

Border Patrol agents and police officers from Eloy and Coolidge had responded to a report of shots fired that night in a wash known for human smuggling activity.

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