Agent-Involved Shooting

GRAPHIC: Body Cam Video Captures Deadly Border Agent-Involved Shooting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for the very first time, released body-worn camera footage of a shooting incident from March 14, 2023. In the video, a Border Patrol agent is observed attempting to detain a suspected human smuggler at the conclusion of a high-speed pursuit that took place north of Sasabe, Arizona. The shooting highlights the potential for deadly consequences in the daily struggle to stop migrant smuggling along the southwest border.

A Border Patrol agent shoots an alleged human smuggler near Sasabe, Arizona. (U.S. Customs