Border officer shoots driver; Arizona port of entry reopens
NOGALES, Ariz. (FOX 10/AP) - An Arizona port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border has been reopened after a customs officer shot and killed a southbound driver who refused to stop.
Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told FOX 10 sister station KOLD-TV that according to other Nogales city officials, a person was heading south into Mexico when the person apparently tried to hit and run over a CBP agent, and an agent shot the driver.
The truck's momentum then carried it onto the Mexican side of the buffer zone between the two countries.
Officers of the Mexican equivalent of U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly surrounded the truck and discovered the driver dead.
Mexican authorities told the Nogales International newspaper that two men were in the truck and the passenger was arrested.
The port of entry was reopened early Friday morning.