Border Patrol agents involved in deadly South Texas shooting


BRACKETVILLE, Texas (Border Report) — Two Bracketville Border Patrol Station agents were involved in a shooting that left one of them injured and the suspected shooter dead.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday night when the agents attempted a vehicle stop on Ranch Road 674 near Bracketville. According to Customs and Border Protection officials, one of the people inside the vehicle fired at the agents, hitting one.

The second Border Patrol agent returned fire, hitting the suspected shooter.

The suspected shooter was pronounced dead at the scene, a second person who was inside the vehicle is in custody. The Border Patrol Agent who was struck was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The incident is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Texas Rangers.

CBP officials have not indicated why the vehicle was being stopped prior to the shooting, nor have they identified the suspects involved or their nationalities.

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