Man hospitalized after shooting at U.S border patrol checkpoint

Border Patrol
Border Patrol

LAS CRUCES, N.M (KRQE) – Federal and State Authorities continue to investigate a shooting at a border patrol checkpoint off I-25.

The border agency said last night around 6 p.m. the U.S border patrol was questioning a man at a Las Cruces immigration checkpoint on I-25.

He then was asked to pull over for a secondary inspection.

The man then brandished a gun and fired one shot in the direction of agents.

The agents fired back hitting the man.

That man was airlifted to the hospital, where he remains.

At this point the man’s identity has not been released.

No one else was hurt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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