US border agency: Man shot by officer in critical condition

TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities say a 21-year-old U.S. citizen shot and wounded by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry is in critical condition in an Arizona hospital.

A CBP statement released Saturday said the man was shot Thursday night in Nogales, Arizona as he accelerated the pickup he was driving toward Mexico. The man was being questioned by CBP agents who had determined that the vehicle had a license plate for a different vehicle.

According to CBP, the pickup crossed a few yards into Mexico before it struck a concrete barrier.

The man's identity wasn't released. He was initially taken to hospital in Nogales, Mexico.

CBP said an uninjured passenger was released by Mexican authorities and the officer who shot the driver wasn't injured.


The City of Salmon Arm is aiming to ban plastic bags.
Salmon Arm may be among first in B.C. to ban plastic bags
SALMON ARM - The City of Salmon Arm is aiming to be one of the first cities in the province to ban single-use plastic bags. The city is pushing ahead with its plan to ban them and has scheduled a series of public consultations taking place

Top News