Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Involved in Shooting
TUCSON, Ariz. – United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector were involved in a shooting incident early Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of Main Street in Quartzsite, Arizona.
Earlier this morning, Border Patrol agents responded to a call for assistance from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect in a fleeing vehicle. The suspect was located and the vehicle stopped near Dome Rock Road, following a pursuit. Shots were fired at agents and the suspect fled in another vehicle. Agents pursued that vehicle until it stopped at a gas station in the 3100 block of Main Street in Quartzsite, Arizona. The suspect was subsequently shot by agents at the gas station and sustained serious injuries.
The suspect was transported via air ambulance to an area hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
There were no agents, other law enforcement or bystanders injured during this incident.
The FBI, CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility, the Department of Public Safety and the La Paz County Sheriff's Department are involved in the ongoing investigation. For further information, please contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.