A human smuggler allegedly shot an El Paso Sector Border Patrol agent throughout a visitors cease on Thursday afternoon. The agent sustained a number of handgun rounds to the chest and managed to return hearth, placing the suspect.
Throughout a visitors cease on a suspected human smuggling automobile on New Mexico Freeway 146, the alleged human smuggler opened hearth on a Lordsburg Station agent, based on an announcement obtained from El Paso Sector Border Patrol officers. The gunman’s .40 caliber rounds struck the migrant a number of occasions within the chest. Happily, the agent’s physique armor saved him from severe harm.
The agent returned hearth on the automobile because it fled. At the least one spherical struck the suspect within the arm, based on a confidential supply.
As the motive force fled, he finally misplaced management of the automobile and rolled off the facet of the freeway. Brokers took six individuals into custody, together with the wounded U.S. citizen alleged gunman.
Officers reported two individuals within the overturned automobile needed to be flown roughly 140 miles to a trauma middle in El Paso, Texas.
The wounded agent was taken to a hospital the place he was examined and launched, regardless of having taken a number of rounds to the chest. The agent’s physique armor protected him from severe harm. He’s reported to be in good situation on Friday.
Border Patrol officers beforehand instructed Breitbart Texas they’re experiencing a rise within the incidences of armed human smugglers.
The capturing incident comes days earlier than a first-ever go to to the El Paso Border Patrol Sector by President Joe Biden.
New Mexico State Police troopers are main the investigation into the rollover crash that led to a number of accidents to the occupants of the automobile. The FBI leads the investigation into the Border Patrol agent-involved capturing. The U.S. Customs and Border Safety’s Workplace of Skilled Duty may also examine the capturing incident.
Bob Worth serves as affiliate editor and senior information contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border group. He’s an authentic member of the Breitbart Texas group. Worth is a daily panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Level? Sunday-morning speak present. Observe him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.