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FBI investigating Border Patrol agent who fatally shot undocumented immigrant

(MGN Online)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the FBI is investigating an incident where a Border Patrol agent fatally shot an undocumented immigrant in Rio Bravo on Wednesday.

It happened at about 12:20 p.m. when a lone agent responded to reports of illegal activity near a culvert in Rio Bravo. When he arrived, he encountered a group of undocumented immigrants. He attempted to apprehend the group but was suddenly attacked with blunt objects, according to a news release from CBP Office of Public Affairs.

The agent then pulled out his gun and shot one of the suspects. The rest of the group then fled. Three immigrants related to the incident were arrested by responding agents.

Currently, the FBI is investigating the incident.

WATCH: A witness captured the moment Border Patrol agents detained multiple immigrants following the fatal agent-involved shooting

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CBP Office of Public Affairs released the following statement.:

On May 23, 2018, at approximately 12:22 p.m., a lone Border Patrol Agent responded to a report of illegal activity near a culvert by Centeno Lane in Rio Bravo, Texas where he discovered a group of illegal aliens. Initial reports indicate that as the agent attempted to apprehend the group, he came under attack by multiple subjects using blunt objects. The agent fired at least one round from his service issued firearm, fatally wounding one of the assailants. The rest of the group fled the scene. Border Patrol Agents called for EMS and administered first aid until the Rio Bravo Fire Department arrived.
Three illegal aliens related to the incident were subsequently apprehended by responding agents.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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