Border Officer Shoots Driver At Crossing In Arizona

Feb 8, 2019


U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a CBP officer shot and wounded the driver of a vehicle attempting to cross into Mexico at a port of entry, and the mayor of the Arizona city where the incident took place says the wounded man died.

A CBP statement about the Thursday night shooting said the driver was wounded and taken to a hospital in Nogales, Sonora, but did not provide his condition, and CBP officials told The Associated Press on Friday they could not immediately provide additional information.

Mayor Arturo Garino, the mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told the Arizona Daily Star that the shooting took place after the driver refused to stop and tried to run over the CBP officer.

The CBP statement said the vehicle stopped several yards into Mexico.