The agent discharged his firearm resulting in a non-life threatening injury to the subject. The agent sustained injuries from the encounter. Both the agent and subject were transported by EMS to local medical facilities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is supporting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas Department of Public Safety Rangers, and Homeland Security Investigations. Per CBP policy, the agency will also conduct an internal investigation of the incident led by the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility.
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.