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.

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