Shots fired at California border crossing after pickup fails to stop, authorities say

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

It was unclear if anyone was wounded or killed, but a union representative told a newspaper no officers were hurt.

By Phil Helsel
NBCNews.com
June 4, 2019

There was a shooting involving officers at the border crossing near San Diego on Monday night, after a pickup entering the United States failed to stop for an inspection, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

There were no injuries to Customs and Border Protection officers, a union leader told the local newspaper. The CBP statement did not say whether officers were fired upon, or if anyone was hit or arrested.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m.at the San Ysidro port of entry, which separates the San Diego area and Tijuana. “The driver failed to stop for an inspection, and there was an officer-involved shooting,” a CBP spokesperson said in a statement.

No further details were released, and CBP referred questions to the San Diego Police Department, which the spokesperson said was the lead investigative agency in the incident.

A San Diego police watch commander said there was a shooting but did not know if anyone died or was wounded. He said that police homicide detectives were conducting an investigation and would release more information later.

A leader from the San Diego branch of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents Customs and Border Protection officers, said in a text message to The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper that “all officers involved are safe and uninjured.”

Video captured by bystanders includes what appears to be sounds of a burst of gunfire. Another video shows officials taking cover. Video obtained by NBC San Diego shows what appears to be a warning for people to get down amid the gunfire.

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One Response to “Shots fired at California border crossing after pickup fails to stop, authorities say”

  1. Jade Helm

    The ACLU will undoubtedly sue the Border Patrol to protect the “rights” of the invaders to “hit the gas” if they don’t want to have their vehicles inspected at ports of entry. Most likely some activist judge in the 9th Circuit Court would side with unlawful entrants over the Border Patrol and the rule of law.

    #3954817

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