Statement from Matthew Hudak, Chief Patrol Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector:
At approximately 10 p.m., on Oct 23, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo Sector and other law enforcement agencies investigating a significant human smuggling case were involved in a shooting incident on Green Street in Laredo, Texas. 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.