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.
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.