McALLEN, Texas - A father and son have been charged in the shooting of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in South Texas.
Pedro Alvarado and his 18-year-old son Arnoldo Alvarado are expected to appear before a federal judge Thursday morning. Prosecutors say they are charged with assault of a federal officer and knowingly using and carrying a firearm during a violent crime.
The agent was shot Tuesday morning while conducting surveillance in Hidalgo County, on the U.S.-Mexico border. The agent was taken to a hospital and required surgery for a gunshot wound.
Prosecutors in a statement say authorities detained three people after searching a home in Hargill. The third person, a minor, was turned over to state authorities.
Attorneys were not listed in online records for the two men.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.