EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — A Border Patrol shot and killed an
The shooting happened on the 1200 block of McNutt Road, which is a commercial area with several auto-repair shops and grocery stores a few hundred feet from the U.S.-Mexico border.
The agent encountered four indiv
During a foot chase, one of the individuals brandished a gun and shot at the agent, the U.S. Border Patrol said in a news release. The agent returned fire, striking the subject, according to information provided by CBP and New Mexico State Police.
An agent rendered aid to the subject until emergency medical personnel arrived. The subject was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
No agents were injured in the incident.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, responded to the scene.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility will conduct an internal investigation.
New Mexico State Police said they are trying to identify the man who was killed. Police also said they will release the names of the agents until the investigation has been completed.