A man who opened fire on an American border police officer in a car marked near the border between the US and Mexico was deported and lived in Mexico in the months leading up to the shooting, according to Customs on Monday. Border protection of the United States.
The recordings took place shortly after 15.15 hours. about a mile and a half west of the San Ysidro border crossing and immediately north of the international border between the US and Mexico, the agency said.
The agent, who had not been injured, was in his car and immediately drove to a safer location. A first inspection found several bullet holes in the driver's side of the vehicle, which corresponds to the shots several times, CBP said.
The shooting seems to have originated on the Mexican side of the border and the authorities were immediately contacted, according to the agency.
"This was a clear attempt to kill one of our Border Patrol agents," said Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro. "Different bullets hit your vehicle."
The municipal police arrested a suspect after the complaint. They went to International Avenue and Aldrete Street in the Zona Norte district. The suspect was identified as Sergio "N", alias "the Czech" of 35 years old of Morelos, according to the police department in Tijuana.
According to the Mexican authorities they have seized a 9 mm caliber pistol with nine cartridges. The suspect was arrested and rotated with the agent of the prosecution.
The FBI was contacted and investigates the case.