UPDATE 6pm PST: Along with the Texas trooper who was shot, a Border Patrol agent was hit in the chest by gunfire from the assailants. The Border Patrol agent was wearing a bullet-proof vest which most likely saved his life. ~~~
A Texas trooper has been shot as he and other officers were surveilling armed men on the Mexican side of the border.
Mexican state police approached the men when a firefight ensued. It was at that point the trooper was shot.
The shooting comes on the heels of Obama shutting down a border surveillance program two months before the presidential election.
Via Valley Central News:
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was shot in the right leg Friday afternoon near Fronton, said Lt. Johnny Hernandez, a spokesman for the agency.
Troopers were monitoring armed individuals on an island in the Rio Grande between the United States and Mexico. The Tamaulipas state police approached the armed individuals and a firefight ensued. The Texas state trooper was shot in the right leg.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the trooper was hit by a stray bullet or intentionally shot by someone involved in the firefight.
A Department of Public Safety helicopter transported the trooper to McAllen Medical Center. The injury is non-life threatening, Hernandez said.
Breitbart Texas reported:
Law enforcement officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot as well but his duty-issued ballistic gear protected him.
Federal and state authorities are looking into the case to determine if the shots were in fact a stray bullets from a gun battle on the Mexican side or if they were purposely aimed at law enforcement.
Reporters posted photos of the scene.
— Analise Ortiz (@AnaliseKGBT) November 25, 2016
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This is Obama’s legacy. Once Trump is president, you can bet he will deal with the scumbag terrorists once and for all.
This is a breaking story. More info will be posted as it becomes available.