Tuesday, June 08, 2010

FBI investigates shooting of 2 by border agents

The FBI is investigating a Saturday incident in which two suspected drug smugglers were wounded after they allegedly threw rocks at a pair of Border Patrol agents. Manuel Johnson, an FBI spokesman, said the violence occurred about 1:30 p.m. on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation about 40 miles west of Nogales, Ariz. He said border agents intercepted two men who were hauling backpacks containing drugs. The agents opened fire after the suspects hurled rocks at them. "We're looking at this as an assault-on-federal-officers investigation," Johnson said. The wounded men, whose names were not released, were transported to a Tucson hospital. Johnson said he was told neither suffered life-threatening injuries...more

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