Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man with Gunshot Wounds
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) and the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a man from Mexico with gunshot wounds, Jan. 9.
“Cartel violence in Mexico has been on the rise,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “The Border Patrol works with the Government of Mexico, neighboring sectors, and law enforcement partners to respond to these incidents and keep the people in our areas safe.”
On Jan. 9, the Del Rio Sector Foreign Operations Branch received notification from the Government of Mexico that Mexican law enforcement had exchanged gunfire with several individuals near Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico. The Government of Mexico stated that at least one subject may have fled by crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States.
Agents from BORTAC, the Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass South stations, and Laredo Sector responded. Additional air assets from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Laredo Branch, and U.S. Army National Guard joined in the search. Agents located foot sign and what appeared to be a blood trail that led to an injured male with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was treated on the scene by Border Patrol agents, and airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment. The U.S. Border Patrol remains in contact with the Government of Mexico and U.S. law enforcement agencies on this incident and continues to assist as needed.
To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.