Border Patrol agent shoots Russian citizen

Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

LUKEVILLE – On Thursday, Nov. 14, a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent discharged his service-issued firearm in an incident near Lukeville, Arizona.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., a Border Patrol agent responded to a single subject suspected of crossing the border illegally just east of Lukeville. 

As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject. 

The subject, a citizen of Russia, was transported via helicopter to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The subject remains in the hospital at this time. The responding Border Patrol agent was not seriously injured in the encounter. 

The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are currently investigating the incident. No other information is available at this time.