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CBP Statement on the March 24 Shooting in El Paso

Release Date: 
March 25, 2020

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.


Last modified: 
March 25, 2020