Border Patrol Agent Shoots Suspect at Las Cruces Checkpoint
By Steve Neavling
A Border Patrol agent shot a man accused of pointing a gun at agents at the Las Cruces Immigration Checkpoint on I-25 in New Mexico on Sunday.
CBP is investigating the shooting, which happened around 6:15 p.m., the Deming Headlight reports.
The incident happened after the suspect was undergoing a secondary inspection. Authorities said the man, who has not yet been identified, brandished a handgun and then fired once in the direction of agents.
Agents returned fire, striking the suspect at least once.
The suspect was air lifted to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
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