Federal agent shot, suspect killed during Texas traffic stop

1 year 1 week 1 day ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 September 14, 2019 10:29 AM September 14, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Border Patrol agent has been shot and one suspect is dead following a traffic stop east of the border city of Del Rio.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday evening near Brackettville when a person inside the vehicle fired on them.

One agent was shot and the second agent returned fire, striking and killing the gunman.

The wounded agent was taken to a hospital with injuries that CBP described as not life-threatening.

A second person inside the vehicle was taken into custody.

Texas Rangers and the FBI are joining CBP in investigating the shooting. No other information was immediately available.

Brackettville is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of San Antonio.

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