Border Patrol Agent Shoots Illegal Immigrant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Border Patrol agent in El Paso, Texas, has shot a migrant who was crossing illegally into the U.S. through a drainage tunnel.

It was the second shooting of an illegal immigrant in less than a week by the El Paso Border Patrol.

The Border Patrol says two agents responded Tuesday after some migrants were spotted going into the tunnel. One of the agents fired a shot after a migrant made a motion toward him. The man was hit in the arm and it's expected he'll be sent back to Mexico when he gets out of the hospital.

Last Wednesday, an agent fired a shot at a man believed to be a human smuggler after the agent was hit in the head with a rock. Officials say the agent was attacked while trying to help an illegal immigrant who had fallen into a border canal.


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