Suspect Shot Trying to Run Over Border Officer in Arizona, Says Mayor

Postado Fevereiro 09, 2019

A U.S. -Mexico border crossing in Arizona has reopened following a shooting in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a CBP officer shot the driver of a vehicle attempting to cross into Mexico.

A CBP statement Thursday night said the driver was taken to a hospital in Nogales, Sonora, but did not provide his condition. "The officer was not injured".

The mayor of Nogales, Arizona said the officer opened fire after the driver of a truck came barreling toward him and refused to stop. The driver had been shot in the head and a passenger was arrested, the paper reported, citing local outlet the Nogales International. Authorities have not stated a reason for the shooting victim to run through the inspection area, whether he was armed, or if he was carrying contraband.

The Nogales City Council condemned the wire and demanded that it be removed over safety concerns for children and pets.

The resolution-which says such a wall "is only found in a war, prison or battle setting" and has no place in the city-says that if the government does not remove the wire, it will file a lawsuit to have it taken down.