1 person wounded in shooting involving Border Patrol agent

1 person wounded in shooting involving Border Patrol agent

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say one person has been wounded in a shooting along the Arizona-New Mexico border involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say they were asked to assist the Border Patrol with the incident shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

Details are sketchy, but sheriff’s officials say a person believed to be in the country illegally was wounded in the shooting.

They say the shooting occurred east of Arizona 80 near Skeleton Canyon.

The Border Patrol didn’t immediately provide any information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting or whether the agent or anyone else was injured.

Cochise County authorities say the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico has been notified of the incident.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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