/ Modified jun 13, 2018 12:31 p.m.

Border Patrol Gives Few Details of Agent Shooting

Morning news conference sheds no new light

Karisch BP Presser hero Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch speaks to the media June 13, 2018 about a shooting that wounded an agent on the border near Arivaca the day before.
Galen McCaw, AZPM

Officials with the Border Patrol have still not released the name of the agent shot in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.

During a Wednesday morning news conference, officials confirmed the agent was shot while alone and on foot to investigate a sensor near Arivaca.

"We did take several individuals into custody for immigration related violations. We have yet to tie any of them to the actual shooting," said Rodolfo Karisch, Chief of the Tucson Sector.

The FBI is leading the investigation.

Karisch said they believe the agent returned fire, but they could not confirm that.

Reports Tuesday said the agent was shot in the hand and the leg, but officials would neither confirm nor deny that fact.

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