Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Officials say man shot at border is alive

Officials say man shot at border is alive

Concertina wire strung up on the border fence in Douglas late a year ago by the US military at the request of Customs and Border Protection and shipping containers blocking lines at the port of entry create a "false narrative" about the border region, said Douglas Mayor Robert Uribe.

Central Americans are increasingly entering the United States illegally in groups of at least 100 people in rugged, remote stretches of the Mexican border, authorities said Friday upon releasing January figures that show total arrests fell for a second straight month.

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told FOX10 Phoenix that he heard from other city officials that the driver was attempting to cross south into Mexico at the DeConcini Port.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story had the headline the driver had died, citing the mayor's comments. The driver of the vehicle was shot and taken to a hospital in the Mexican border town of Nogales, the release added.

When he didn't stop, a CBP officer shot him.

The truck's momentum carried it over the border into Mexico.

Migrants told authorities that buses and trucks dropped them off throughout the night on a nearby Mexican highway that runs parallel to the border and they entered the USA together to wait for agents to find them.

Officers of the Mexican equivalent of U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly surrounded the truck and discovered the driver dead.

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