Border Patrol Agent shoots and kills armed suspect

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

EL PASO, Texas – A Border Patrol agent in the El Paso Sector has shot and killed an armed suspect.

New Mexico State Police Investigators say agents were investigating a possible illegal border crossing when they encountered a group of suspects. One of them led them on a foot chase.

Investigators say that the suspect shot at one of the agents and the agent shot back, striking the person.

Customs and Border Protection said the agent rendered aid to the subject until medics arrived.

That subject died at the hospital.

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