FROM THE BORDER: Shootout with Border Agents at San Ysidro Port Results in American Fatality

FROM THE BORDER – At the busiest southern border crossing an American male was killed in a shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities late Monday night. The San Diego Police released a statement that the gunfire exchange occurred at 7:43 p.m., when a man driving a white pickup truck refused to stop his vehicle for CBP.

According to the San Diego police department, several CBP officers attempted to stop him. He was eventually blocked in by another vehicle and began firing a gun towards the officers. He exited his vehicle and continued firing at authorities. The officers returned fire and eventually shot the suspect.

The police department has identified the suspect, but his name has not been released “pending notification of his family.” Officers and emergency fire-rescue attempted to revive the suspect.

Steban Gerardo, a witness to the crime posted this gunshot video exchange.

El peor susto de mi vida. Espero que todos estén bien y nadie halla salido herido. Muchas gracias a todos los Agentes en la frontera por cuidarnos años que estuvimos en medio de esto. La media hora más horrible de mi vida. Estoy bien ama no se preocupe. Thanks to all the border patrol agents that assist all us during the shooting. I am fine everyone. Thanks for the messages….

Posted by Esteban Gerardo on Monday, June 3, 2019

There were at least a dozen shots, according to witnesses.

None of the officers or patrol agents were injured.

The shootout comes on the heels of President Donald Trump visiting the United Kingdom, where he made statements about the growing humanitarian southern border crisis. The Trump administration has announced:

“They will impose a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico on June 10, 2019, unless Mexico taxes effective action before then to dramatically reduce the number of Central American migrants crossing its territory to reach the United States.”

Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.

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