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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.

 

Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Statement by Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector on the Assault on a Border Patrol Agent that Resulted in a Use of Force Shooting

Release Date: 
November 30, 2017

A U.S. Border Patrol agent discharged his service issued firearm, striking an assaultive male subject at approximately 11:30 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountain Range west of Three Points, Arizona. The assaultive subject later died as a result of his wounds.

Two agents were following a group of suspected illegal aliens through a rugged and remote mountainous area in response to a sensor activation. Both agents encountered the group of men 21 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

One of the subjects attacked an agent attempting to arrest him and gained control of the agent’s weapon. The other agent shot the subject in response.

One agent suffered non-life threating injuries during the assault and was later transported to a Tucson hospital for treatment.

Agents arrested three other members of the group - all adult male Guatemalan nationals - for immigration violations.

The incident highlights the threat and dangers our agents face daily in protecting our borders and communities. I️ am proud of these men and women who keep us safe.

The lead investigative agency is the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department jointly supported by the FBI, and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

 

Last modified: 
February 13, 2018