Border Patrol Agents Fired on: Suspects in Custody

TUCSON, Ariz. – At approximately 2:40 p.m. yesterday, a silver 2014 Ford Taurus failed to yield to U.S. Border Patrol agents working the immigration checkpoint at mile marker 26 on Federal Route 15, 20 miles south of Casa Grande.

The vehicle fled the checkpoint causing agents to pursue.

Shots were fired at agents from the vehicle before it was stopped with assistance of other law enforcement partners on I-10 near Casa Grande.

The driver and two individuals found inside the vehicle’s trunk were arrested.  Law enforcement involved did not discharge their firearms, and no injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation, and more information will be released as it is made available.