U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers fatally shot a motorist who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico.
San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary vehicle inspection area near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Police say the suspect’s vehicle was blocked and he opened fire on the officers.
KNSD-TV obtained video showing gunfire erupted as cars waited in line to get into the U.S.
Border officers yelled, “Get down, everybody get down!” At least a dozen shots were heard.
The officers returned fire, and the suspect was hit. CBP officers and fire-rescue attempted life-saving measures, but he did not survive.
Police say the name of the 23-year-old U.S. citizen was withheld for family notification.
None of the seven officers involved was injured.