One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas
Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Donna, Texas. Officials say the site will primarily be used as a temporary site for processing and care of unaccompanied migrant children and families and will increase the Border Patrol's capacity to process migrant families. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Source: Eric Gay)

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol officials say an agent fatally shot a person driving a vehicle as part of a suspected human smuggling operation.

Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Rick Pauza says in a statement Saturday that federal and local law enforcement had stopped a semi in Laredo carrying people suspected of being in the country illegally when another semi drove onto the scene Friday night.

The statement says the driver of the second vehicle then backed into an agent before being shot.

Pauza said the injured agent was treated, and the driver was dead at the scene.

No names have been released.

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