Sheriff: Man killed by border agent drove at him

The vehicle was suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants


Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and killed someone during a traffic stop in South Texas.

Border Patrol spokesman Henry Mendiola said Thursday the shooting near Corpus Christi involved a vehicle that was suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants.

San Patricio Sheriff Leroy Moody told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the agent shot the driver of the sport utility vehicle after the driver apparently tried to run the agent over. Moody says four or five suspected illegal immigrants were found in the vehicle.

No one but the driver was injured or killed.

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