CBP: Man shot after assaulting Border Patrol agent

CBP: Man shot after assaulting Border Patrol agent

DOUGLAS, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Border Patrol agent shot a suspect during an incident Friday night, authorities said.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, the shooting happened near Douglas around 8 p.m.

The agent was attempting to arrest two men when he was assaulted, the CBP said.

One of the suspects was shot in the leg and transported to a local hospital.

The agent was not injured and the FBI, CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility, the Cochise County Sheriff's Department are involved in the investigation.

Tucson News Now's Kevin Adger will be at a noon news conference about the shooting. Follow him on Twitter for updates.

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