Border Patrol and other law enforcement agents guard the scene of a fatal shooting on Nov. 4, 2019, in Sunland Park, N.M, a suburb of El Paso, Texas.
Cedar Attanasio—AP
By CEDAR ATTANASIO / AP
November 4, 2019

(SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a gunman who opened fire about a mile from the border with Mexico, immigration officials said.

The agent approached a group of four people early Sunday, and one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agent fired back, hitting the man, who died at a hospital. No agents were hurt during the shooting in Sunland Park, New Mexico, a suburb of El Paso, Texas.

No additional information was released, including the names of the agent and gunman. The CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating.

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Federal authorities blocked off the crime scene, closing a main road in Sunland Park and stretching crime tape between their patrol vehicles.

An auto shop and a car dealership on either side of the street were closed.

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