Border Patrol agent hospitalized after shooting near US-Mexico border


SAYS THERE IN MASSACHUSETTS. DETAILS ARE STILL SKETCHY, BUT THERE’S BEEN A DEADLY EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE NEAR THE SOUTHERN BORDER. ONE BORDER PATROL AGENT IS IN THE HOSPITAL. THE FBI, AMONG OTHERS, INVESTIGATING AND JACQUI HEINRICH WITH THE DETAILS FROM NEW YORK. HI.>>HI, LELAND. YEAH, VERY FEW DETAILS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. BUT CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION NOT YET CONFIRMING WHETHER THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS SHOOTING WERE IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. BUT HERE IS WHAT WE DO KNOW. AROUND 8:00 LAST NIGHT LOCAL TIME TWO BORDER PATROL AGENTS PULLED OVER A CAR ON A REMOTE STRETCH OF ROAD IN TEXAS, 35 MILES FROM THE U.S. BORDER IN DEL RIO. ACCORDING TO CCP, TWO PEOPLE WERE IN THE CAR. ONE FIRED AT THE TWO AGENTS. ONE WAS HIT AND THE OTHER OFFICER RETURNED FIRE SHOOTING AND KILLING THE GUNMAN. FIRST RESPONDERS BROUGHT THAT INJURED OFFICER TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.>>TO MY UNDERSTANDING, HE’S ALREADY BEEN RELEASED, THAT THE GEAR WORKED AS IT WAS SUPPOSED TO. HE SUFFERED, I THINK, VERY MINOR INJURIES PHYSICALLY OF COURSE, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GOING TO HAPPEN THERE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY.>>THE SECOND PERSON IN THAT CAR THAT WAS PULLED OVER WAS TAKEN INTO THE CUSTODY. THE WHOLE INCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE FBI, TEXAS RANGERS AND CUSTOM AND BORDER PROTECTIONS OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY. SO FAR NO AGENCY HAS ANSWERED OUR QUESTIONS AS TO WHY THOSE AGENTS PULLED THAT CAR OVER IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE DON’T KNOW THE IDENTITY, GENDER OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS OF ANYONE THERE. THE OFFICERS HAVE NOT BEEN NAMED. WE’RE HOPING FOR MORE ANSWERS




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