Agents shoot, kill man at California-Mexico border crossing

/ 08:58 PM June 04, 2019
Agents shoot, kill man at California-Mexico border crossing

A border patrol agent drives along the US- Mexico border crossing on January 26, 2017 in San Ysidro, California. AFP FILE PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents shot and killed a man who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico.

San Diego police said the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary vehicle inspection area near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Police said the suspect’s vehicle was blocked and the suspect opened fire on the officers.


KNSD-TV obtained video showing gunfire erupting as cars wait in line to get into the U.S.

Border Patrol agents are heard yelling, “Get down, everybody get down!” At least a dozen shots can be heard.


The officers returned fire, and the suspect was hit. CBP officers and fire-rescue attempted life-saving measures, but he did not survive.

His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

None of the seven officers involved was injured. /kga

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