Border Patrol Agent Shot, Suspect Killed In Border Town Shootout
A Border Patrol agent was shot and injured Friday night while conducting a traffic stop near the Texas-Mexico border and another agent shot and killed the gunman, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Saturday.
CBP said that two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday evening near Brackettville on Ranch Road 674 when a person inside the vehicle fired on them.
One agent was shot and the second agent returned fire, striking and killing the gunman.
According to initial reports, two Brackettville Border Patrol Station agents were involved in a shooting incident last night while performing a vehicle stop. Full statement: https://t.co/HafVeuC2ho pic.twitter.com/8Jx7tnyfY9— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) September 14, 2019
CBP later identified the deceased passenger as a 25-year-old man, while the driver was identified as a 32-year-old woman, both U.S. citizens. The driver's vehicle was taken into custody.
The wounded agent was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Neither the other agent nor the sheriff's deputy were wounded.
Texas Rangers and the FBI are joining CBP in investigating the shooting. No other information was immediately available.
Brackettville is about 115 miles west of San Antonio.