United States border patrol officer involved in shooting incident in Arizona

Leroy Wright
February 10, 2019

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle.

The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, says a port of entry on the U.S. -Mexico border is temporarily closed after a customs officer shot and killed a southbound driver who refused to stop.

The resolution called the razor wire "not only irresponsible, but inhumane" and argues that this type of wall "is only found in a war, prison or battle setting".

On Wednesday night, the city council of Nogales-an Arizona border town with a population of 20,000 people-unanimously passed a resolution calling for the Trump administration to remove razor wire that covers in near entirety a border wall that passes through its downtown.

City officials say Army troops installed more horizontal layers of the wire along the border wall last weekend.

CBP said it would release more information later Friday.

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Agents of El Paso Sector U.S. Border Patrol conduct a Mobile Field Force training exercise in the Anapra area of Sunland Park, New Mexico, as seen from the Mexican side of the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 31, 2019.

He was initially taken to hospital in Nogales, Mexico. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.

Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is largely reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade.

There was a similar incident at a different Nogales port almost three years ago.

Overall, illegal crossings at the southern border have dropped dramatically compared to previous decades but in recent years the number of families and unaccompanied children heading to the United States has increased.

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