U.S.-Mexico border: Agent shoots man during struggle

According to the Border Patrol, the shooting occurred Friday night near Douglas in southeastern Arizona

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English 17/12/2016 17:13 AP Tucson, Arizona Actualizada 17:13
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The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a man suspected of entering the country illegally when the man fought with the agent and got control of the agent's baton.

According to the Border Patrol, the shooting occurred Friday night near Douglas in southeastern Arizona. The wounded man is being treated for a non-life threatening leg wound. The agent wasn't injured.

The Border Patrol says the shooting occurred during a struggle when the agent tried to arrest two men suspected of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The Border Patrol says the second man ran off but was subsequently arrested and that charges are pending against both men. No identities were released.

The agency says the agent is on standard administrative leave and that an investigation is underway.

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