Border Patrol agent fires service weapon during incident

Agents were patrolling the Father McNobe Park area when a situation escalated leading an officer to use force
Agent involved shooting under investigation
Agent involved shooting under investigation(Border Patrol)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 7:08 AM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Border Patrol investigating an incident where an agent had to discharge his weapon while a driver was attempted to foil a human smuggling attempt.

The incident happened on Jan. 13 at around 5:40 p.m. when a Border Patrol agent was patrolling the area near Lowry Drive and Father McNaboe Park when he encountered a green Ford Expedition picking up several suspected undocumented individuals.

When the agents approached the subjects, the driver allegedly attempted to strike the agent with the vehicle, prompting the agent to fire his service weapon to stop the assault.

The driver then fled the scene and the suspect of the vehicle was later found in south Laredo.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in this case and the incident remains under investigation.

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