On March 24, agents from U.S. Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group in El Paso, Texas responded to a request for assistance from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO). Deputies were searching for an armed and dangerous subject who fired at law enforcement officers during a warrant service earlier that day. The subject was located and began firing at the deputies and agents while they approached the location. Deputies and agents immediately returned fire, striking the subject, and subsequently took the subject into custody. Emergency medical services were dispatched and transported the subject to the local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
This incident is under investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and supported by CBP’s Use of Force Incident Team. All inquiries should be directed to EPCSO.
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.