EL PASO, TEXAS – Around 6:45 p.m. Monday, FBI officials said a border patrol agent was assaulted. They will not say whether or not that the attacker was armed, but they do confirm that an agent did fire his gun.
KFOX spoke exclusively to a witness who for his own safety did not want to be identified. He said there was a group of five men running from a private property.
He said three gunshots were heard in the area. The Associated Press reports 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot and killed. Two other people were arrested by agents.
Federal officials are handling the investigation, which is procedure, but El Paso police were called out for crowd control, and they too were assaulted.
“The police came, they cleared the scene. The people above the bridge continued insulting them and throwing rocks,” said one eye witness.
No word yet on what is happening with the agent that fired his gun or his condition after the assault.