Border Patrol agent shoots man 3 times in Arizona

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    PHOENIX (AP) — A Border Patrol agent on Monday shot a man three times as the man fled police in southeastern Arizona, authorities said.

    Several agencies involved in the shooting or investigation released few details, including whether the agent was put on leave or the condition of the man who was shot.

    Douglas police spotted a suspicious vehicle that quickly sped away from them toward the Mexican border, Cochise County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said in a statement issued late Monday. Border Patrol agents were in the area when the vehicle made it to the border and “there were rocks thrown” at the agent, she said.

    The agent then shot the 19-year-old driver three times, Capas said. The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but an update was unavailable. It’s unclear whether the man who was shot threw rocks at the agent.

    Border Patrol spokesman Mario Escalante confirmed that an agent shot a man Monday, but he declined to release further details, including whether the agent was on leave. He referred all other questions to the FBI, which is investigating the shooting.

    FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson said the man who was shot may have been loading marijuana into a vehicle when Douglas police spotted him.
    He said the man who was shot may have been trying to get across the border back into Mexico using a ladder propped up on a border barrier, but Johnson had no details confirmed.

    He declined to answer any further questions, citing the ongoing investigation.

    Capas and Douglas police did not return calls for comment.

    Border Patrol agent shoots man 3 times in Arizona - Chicago Sun-Times


    He must have forgot where the tunnel was that all other Mexicans use.




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