Yuma, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting incident November 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m. at the westbound rest area on Interstate 10 near milepost 51, west of Phoenix, Arizona.
Earlier this morning, Border Patrol agents responded to a call for assistance from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety in an attempt to locate a suspect in a fleeing vehicle reportedly involved in an earlier shooting. The suspect was located and the vehicle stopped near milepost 51 on Interstate 10. Several agents arrived on scene in a backup role and subsequently discharged their firearms. The suspect sustained serious injuries and was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital.
No law enforcement or bystanders were injured during the incident.
The FBI, CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility, the Department of Public Safety and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department are involved in the ongoing investigation. For further information, please contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.