Agents kill armed man in gun battle at California-Mexico border crossing
Police say the suspect's vehicle was blocked and he opened fire on the officers
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fatally shot a motorist who refused to stop at California's border with Mexico.
San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary vehicle inspection area near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Police say the suspect's vehicle was blocked and he opened fire on the officers.
KNSD-TV obtained video showing gunfire erupted as cars waited in line to get into the U.S.
Shooting at the south border at San Ysidro San Diego-Tijuana. Thank you to all the agents that took care of all of us trapped during the shooting. #sandiegotijuana #southborder #mexico pic.twitter.com/gdmUymbtaX— Esteban Gerardo (@gerardo301986) June 4, 2019
Border agents yelled, "Get down, everybody get down!" At least a dozen shots were heard.
The officers returned fire, and the suspect was hit. CBP officers and fire-rescue attempted life-saving measures, but he did not survive.
Police say the name of the 23-year-old U.S. citizen was withheld for family notification.
None of the seven officers involved was injured.