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A male suspect was shot by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego, Calif., early Sunday after attacking multiple agents who had been driving all-terrain vehicles in a remote region near Imperial Beach, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Agents had been operating ATVs near Spooner’s Mesa, a mountain located half a mile north of the border, when they were “assaulted,” CBP said in a statement provided Monday.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Department of Homeland Security component did not state how they were assaulted, the number of agents struck, or the extent of injuries.
A local media report stated one agent was knocked off his vehicle after being hit by a rock. The agent’s ATV was then stolen by the assailant.
The other agents chased the suspect on their ATVs down Monument Road in Imperial Beach and fired shots at him. He was struck by at least one bullet and crashed his stolen vehicle into a fence.
The report also stated:
The unnamed suspect was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, CBP spokesman for the San Diego Sector, Ralph DeSio, said, citing information from San Diego Police Department. SDPD did not immediately return a request for comment.
The FBI, SDP, CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility, and the San Diego Border Patrol Sector are investigating the assaults and use of force by the agent.
The Border Patrol agent who was attacked was not seriously injured.
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