A Border Patrol agent has been shot in the Tucson Sector. Breitbart Texas learned of the shooting from sources and Border Patrol officials later confirmed the incident.
Tucson Sector spokesman Chris Sullivan confirmed to Breitbart Texas in a phone interview that an agent had been shot. He said the agent is “expected to be okay.” As the situation is developing, the sector is not yet releasing any additional information.
Sources working under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Breitbart Texas that the shooting occurred between 3:30 and 4:30 Tuesday morning in the Chimney Canyon area located southeast of Aravaca.
One of the sources said the agent was shot in the chest and back as well as in the hand and knee, but heavy plate body armor that successfully stopped the shots to the chest and back. Breitbart Texas was unable to confirm this account with officials.
Another source told Breitbart Texas that the injured Border Patrol agent is a paramedic. That source claimed the injured agent applied his own tourniquet and started his own IV. The source also claimed the injured agent was transported by an emergency medical helicopter to a hospital. Breitbart Texas was unable to confirm these claims with officials.
Another source told Breitbart Texas that the agent was ambushed on a trail and that a group of four or five illegal immigrants were later apprehended in the area. This source did not know if the illegal immigrants are connected to the shooting. Breitbart Texas was unable to obtain official confirmation of these details as well.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided when it becomes available.