07/10/2012

Relative: ICE activity may have looked like break-in

Dad, sons in their home along Texas border shot agent out of fear, according to a relative

Abilene Reporter-News

HARGILL, Texas — A father and two sons shot at a federal immigration agent parked outside their home along the Texas border this week because they were afraid someone was going to break in, a relative told a newspaper.

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent Kelton Harrison was shot in the back early Tuesday, when prosecutors say Pedro Alvarez and his sons, ages 18 and 16, fired at Harrison's vehicle and chased the agent as he sped away. Prosecutors say Harrison had been watching for ananticipated drug deal. His condition is improving.

Amparo Ramirez, the family matriarch, told the San Antonio Express-News that Harrison was parked on the next-door property and that no attempt was made to notify homeowners of surveillance activity.

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