An illegal immigrant tried to wrestle a Border Patrol agent’s gun away then was shot and killed by the agent’s partner, officials said Thursday, in the latest of a growing series of assaults on agents.
Two agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrants in southern Arizona and when they moved in to make the arrest one of the migrants attacked, grabbing an agent’s gun. The other agent shot the migrant, who later died of the wound, said Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.
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Three other men, all Guatemalans, were arrested for immigration violations, Agent Karisch said.
“The incident highlights the threat and dangers our agents face daily in protecting our borders and communities,” he said.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol
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