"On October 19, at approximately 6:25 a.m. an agent was patrolling the international boundary fence near Naco, Arizona. While securing a person he had just taken into custody, he observed a person in Mexico point what he believed to be a firearm at him. Fearing his life was in danger, the agent discharged his service-issued firearm at the subject. It is unknown if any persons were injured. The U.S. Border Patrol is working closely with Mexican authorities, who responded to the incident scene. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying a Use of Force Incident Team to respond to the scene as well and has made notification to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. A more detailed statement will be provided when information becomes available."
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.