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Border officer shoots driver at Arizona crossing

UPDATE: The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, had told a newspaper Thursday night that the wounded man was killed but CBP spokeswoman Teresa Small told The Associated Press on Friday he wasn’t dead.


NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a CBP officer shot the driver of a vehicle attempting to cross into Mexico at a port of entry. The mayor of the Arizona city where the incident took place initially reported that the wounded man died, but CBP spokesperson Teresa Small told The Associated Press Friday that the man is not dead.

Mayor Arturo Garino, the mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told the Arizona Daily Star that the shooting took place after the driver refused to stop and tried to run over the CBP officer.

The CBP statement said the vehicle stopped several yards into Mexico.

Mexican authorities told the Nogales International newspaper that two men were in the truck and the passenger was arrested.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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