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Homeland Security agents, suspect exchange gunfire in Benson

Search warrant was related to child porn, officials say
Posted at 10:48 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 15:14:11-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal agents were met with gunfire while executing a search warrant in Benson Wednesday morning.

According to a spokesperson from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), special agents from Homeland Security Investigations were serving a federal search warrant at a residence in Benson near the intersection of South Ocotillo Avenue and West 5th Street.

When they arrived at the residence, a suspect opened fire on the officers. Agents returned fire, and the suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries from a window that was shattered and was taken to a hospital.

ICE says the search warrant was related to child pornography. Authorities haven't released the name of the suspect.

KGUN9 incorrectly reported the suspect had been wounded by gunfire