The shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco, California, pier has taken another twist, as the gun used to kill her appears to belong to a federal agent.
Convicted felon Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal immigrant who has been deported back to Mexico on five separate occasions and has been accused of shooting Steinle, said that the gun he found wrapped in a shirt accidentally went off.
His public defender is also saying that the shooting looks to be accidental.
Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used her primetime interview on CNN to excoriate San Francisco authorities for ignoring the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request to turn over Sanchez to them: “The city made a mistake, not to deport someone that the federal government strongly felt should be deported.”
One of Clinton’s Republican presidential rivals, Donald Trump, has also been critical of law enforcement officials in San Francisco and has taken full advantage of the tragic incident, using it to back up his claims blaming Mexico for sending “rapists” and “killers” into the United States.