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CBP: Border Patrol agent shoots Russian migrant near Lukeville

Posted: 12:58 PM, Nov 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-15 19:47:42-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. — A Border Patrol agent shot and injured a migrant near Lukeville Thursday evening, Customs and Border Protection says.

In a news release issued Friday, CBP says the incident happened at around 7:15 p.m. just east of Lukeville. The agent saw a person -- identified as a citizen of Russia -- crossing the border illegally and attempted to make an arrest, the news release said.

At that point, a "physical altercation" ensued and the agent shot the person, who was then taken to a Phoenix-area hospital by helicopter.

CBP says its Use of Force Incident Team and the FBI are investigating the incident.