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MRT Agents Rescue Mexican Man with Gunshot Wound

Release Date: 
November 30, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Mobile Response Team (MRT) responded to a 911 call Wednesday morning from a 41-year-old Mexican man who had been shot before crossing the border into the United States.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Mobile Response Team arrive by helicopter and stabilize a man who was shot in Mexico, then crossed into the U.S. and called 911.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents
assigned to the Mobile Response Team
arrive by helicopter and stabilize a man
who was shot in Mexico, then crossed
into the U.S. and called 911.

The man told a 911 operator that he fled from a group of assailants south of the border after being shot in the arm.

After a short search, MRT agents located the subject based on his general description of the area from where he was calling. Border Patrol agents trained as Emergency Medical Technicians arrived by helicopter and stabilized the man for transport to an awaiting air ambulance. He was then flown to a Tucson hospital for advanced medical care.

The man will be processed for immigration violations in accordance to Tucson Sector guidelines.

Anyone wishing to report suspected illegal activity may do so and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting suspicious activity to any law enforcement agency could result in saving someone’s life.

Last modified: 
November 30, 2017