Officials: Border agent shoots suspect at bridge

June 11, 2010 10:25:34 AM PDT
U.S. authorities say a Border Patrol agent shot a male suspect after a confrontation at an international bridge near downtown El Paso. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Doug Mosier said preliminary reports indicated one person was shot Monday evening on the U.S. side of the Paso Del Norte bridge, across from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Mosier referred to the FBI for further comment.

FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said she had no other details, including the whereabouts or condition of the suspect. Simmons said the agent wasn't injured.

Authorities did not immediately release the agent's identity.

Simmons said the FBI was leading the investigation since it involved an assault on an officer.


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