Suspect dies from gunshot wound from Border Patrol agent in Hidalgo

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U.S. Border Patrol patch (source: KVEO)

UPDATE: This article contains new information on the deadly shooting.

HIDALGO, Texas (KVEO) — One man is dead after being shot by a Border Patrol agent during an arrest in Hidalgo near the Rio Grande.

According to a statement, the agent was responding to several undocumented immigrants near the Hidalgo Port of Entry at 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

The agent discharged his weapon when attempting to arrest a suspect, said the release.

The suspect, an adult male sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 9 a.m.

The agent sustained no injuries in the incident.

This incident is under investigation by CBP Office of Professional Responsibility, DHS Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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