Border agent reportedly fires weapon at motorist who 'failed to stop for an inspection' at US-Mexico border

PhilKonstantin/Wikimedia CommonsAn aerial view of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
  • Law enforcement officers are investigating reports of a shooting that involved a US Customs and Border Protection agent at a vehicle inspection section of the San Ysidro Point of Entry in southern California, according to local news reports.
  • A CBP officer fired at a motorist who “failed to stop for an inspection” at around 7:30 p.m., a spokesperson said in a statement to the San Diego Union-Tribune. No law enforcement officers were reportedly injured.
  • The San Diego Police Department was called to the scene to assist, SDPD Officer John Buttle said to INSIDER.
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Law enforcement officers are investigating reports of a shooting that involved a US Customs and Border Protection agent at a vehicle inspection section of the San Ysidro Point of Entry in southern California, according to local news reports.

A CBP officer fired at a motorist who “failed to stop for an inspection” at around 7:30 p.m., a spokesperson said in a statement to the San Diego Union-Tribune. No law enforcement officers were reportedly injured.

The San Diego Police Department was called to the scene to assist, SDPD Officer John Buttle said to INSIDER.

US Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The San Ysidro Point of Entry processes roughly 70,000 US-bound vehicle passengers and 20,000 pedestrians a day. The Point of Entry is considered one of the busiest crossings in the western US, according to the US General Services Administration.

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