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Border Patrol agents involved in shooting at immigration checkpoint

Shooting at BP checkpoint near Tombstone
Posted at 4:41 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 01:11:13-04

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting at the border patrol checkpoint near Tombstone.

A vehicle driving northbound on SR 80 crashed into traffic barriers at the immigration checkpoint. 

The adult male driver began shooting at agents at the checkpoint.

Agents returned fire and shot the suspect according to a release. 

Carol Capas with CCSD says a call came in at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday from a woman in Tombstone saying her father left the Tombstone home and she thought he was headed towards Sierra Vista. 

Capas added that the woman said her father had guns and alcohol in the car with him.

The call for shots fired came in just after 3:45 p.m.

Capas says the 76-year-old suspect was shot and airlifted to a hospital.

No agents were shot, according to Capas. 



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