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US Border Patrol agent shoots K-9 partner who attacked him

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(Source: MGN Online)

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating after a Border Patrol Agent shot his K-9 partner.

In a statement, a CBP Spokesperson said that the agent, who is assigned to the Rio Grande Sector, discharged his service weapon when his K-9 partner attacked him at his home in Edinburg on Sunday.

The statement also included that his K-9 partner was struck.

Authorities said the K-9 ran away after the shooting but was later located nearby.

The spokesman said that both the agent and dog sustained injuries and are undergoing medical treatment.

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