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Trooper Shot and Border Patrol Agent Spared

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Federal and state authorities are investigating to determine whether gunfire that struck a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and US Border Patrol agent near Roma, TX, was targeted or unintentional. The trooper, who was airlifted to a hospital in McAllen, was wounded in the leg and right abdomen and is expected to recover, while the border patrol agent was uninjured thanks to his ballistic armor.

Trooper Shot and Border Patrol Agent Spared

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The ongoing investigation seeks to determine whether the gunshots were strays from a firefight on the Mexican-side of the border or if they were intentionally aimed at the two. According to a report by Lawofficer.com, they were monitoring individuals on an island in the Rio Grande, who were believed to be armed. When law enforcement from Tamaulipas, Mexico approached those in questions, a gun battle ensued.

Trooper Shot and Border Patrol Agent Spared

Photo: Wikimedia

Sgt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed the shooting and identified that a multi-agent investigation is underway. Further details of this developing story will be released as they are determined.

Sources:

Brietbart.com

Themonitor.com