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Initial Statement on an Agent-Involved Fatal Shooting in San Diego

Release Date: 
October 23, 2020

Statement from Aaron Heitke, Chief Patrol Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector:

At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Oct. 23, a United States Border Patrol Agent assigned to the San Diego Sector was involved in the on-duty shooting of a subject close to the international border near the Las Americas Premium Outlets.  At approximately 6:25 p.m., responding emergency medical services pronounced the subject deceased.  This is an ongoing investigation.  Further updates will follow as they become available.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021