Agent fires gun at rock throwers at Nogales fence
Jan 31, 2012, 4:08 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) – The Border Patrol says an Arizona agent working along a Nogales border fence fired at rock throwers while breaking up a drug-smuggling attempt, and one of them might have been wounded.
Nogales police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham told the Nogales International (
http://bit.ly/y2BlbG) he was told the agent fired in self-defense Monday morning after being shelled with rocks.
The FBI was called in to investigate as an assault on a federal officer.
Nogales, Mexico, police say they interviewed a man who was shot in the arm and the stomach. He denied any involvement in the drug-smuggling operation and says he was walking down a street when he was wounded.
Information from: Nogales International,
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