GAUTHIER, MS—On Tuesday, at approximately 9:30 AM, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting while assisting U.S. Marshals with serving a warrant in Gauthier, MS. The individual fired upon the agent and other law enforcement officers on scene, who in turn, returned fire. Neither the agent nor the suspect were injured in the exchange. Additional information will be provided as it becomes 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.