Texas Border Agent Shot; Suspect Killed

Mar 22, 2013

Border Patrol agents fatally shot a man they stopped to help after his car hit a deer, the vehicle turned out to be stolen and he wounded one of the officers.

Agency spokesman Efrain Perez on Friday said the agent who was shot in the leg has been treated and released from a hospital. Perez declined to release the names of the agent or the suspect who was shot dead at the scene early Thursday.

The incident happened on FM 649 near Hebbronville, about 50 miles southeast of Laredo, when the agents noticed a disabled car. A computer check of the vehicle determined it was reported stolen.

Perez says the driver apparently was a carjacking suspect from Waco, became combative and opened fire.

Waco police didn't immediately provide details Friday.

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