U.S. Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico responded to a shots fired call from the Las Cruces N.M. Police Department (LCPD) today at about 4 a.m. (MST). Upon arrival to the area, the agents assigned to the El Paso Sector’s, Las Cruces Station located the subject near a local store. The subject fired at agents and officers, Border Patrol Agents returned fire with their service issued weapon, striking the subject.
The subject was reported dead on the scene and none of the Border Patrol Agents responding were injured during the incident.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is cooperating with the Las Cruces Police Department’s investigation. Per CBP policy, the agency will also conduct an internal investigation of the incident led by the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility and DHS Office of the Inspector General.
Please contact the Las Cruces Police Department for any additional information.
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.