Thursday, January 23, 2014

More violence in Agua Prieta after deadly shootout

TUCSON- There are reports of more violence along the border, near Douglas, ahead of Wednesday's visit there by the Secretary of Homeland Security. According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Department and media outlet Notidiario, the latest incident happened Monday night in Agua Prieta. A car with an Arizona license plate refused to stop at a checkpoint. The car then led law enforcement on a chase, before crashing. Gun shots were fired in the street. Two people were arrested. The incident comes just days after a shootout in Agua Prieta that killed at least eight people. According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Department, the shootout was most likely drug related. "It just points again to the fact that we don't have a secure border, nothing approaching a secure border," says Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ-R), who was in Tucson today for an unrelated event. On Wednesday Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be in Douglas touring border operations.

There's a video report at the above link.

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