U.S. Border Agent fires shot near Arizona Border.

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired a gunshot south of Sierra Vista on Monday in an incident that’s now under investigation by authorities.

Border Patrol spokesman Mario Escalante said no one was injured in the shooting and that he had no other details of the incident.

FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson in Phoenix said his agency has sent agents to the scene in Cochise County, but he declined to provide any details.

Cochise County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said she had no information on the shooting but said authorities were trying to determine whether a vehicle wreck that happened in the same area around the time of the shooting was related.

Capas said two Border Patrol agents and one illegal immigrant were brought to medical centers after a Border Patrol SUV rear-ended a truck. The extent of the injuries from the wreck wasn’t known.

Source: The Associated Press via Law Officer.

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  • WaxWitty

    Light ’em up !

  • Scott Wagner

    HOPEFULLY he didn’t dare fire at an illegal alien drug trafficker. He could go to prison like the other two agents!!!! If I were those guys, I’m afraid I would just have to throw out a welcome mat and let them come across rather than risk prison with the administrative attitude of not only the Obama Administration but the last two Bush Administrations as well….Good luck to them.