Ruben Garcia Villalpando, a native of Mexico's Durango state, was shot by police officer Robert Clark following a high-speed chase in US Texas last Friday. This comes just ten days after police officers in Pasco, Washington, shot dead another Mexican man Antonio Zambrano-Montes after he threw rocks at them.
The Senate spoke out against the "use of excessive and unnecessary violence" leading to the death of an unarmed Mexican national, the Senate's statement published on Thursday read.
The Senate followed the Mexican government which also condemned the shooting on Wednesday calling the killing a "disproportionate use of lethal force."
According to the police, after eventually stopping on the shoulder of the road, Garcia Villalpando approached an officer, ignoring repeated instructions to stop. The dash-cam video shows Villalpando raising his hands and putting them on his head, while continuing to walk towards the policeman. Villalpando was shot twice and was transferred to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he later died.
According to the Mexican Foreign Secretariat, 75 Mexicans have died at the hands of law enforcement in the United States since January 1, 2006.