Border

The shooting temporarily closed a port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border.

NOGALES, AZ (3TV/CBS 5/AP) — The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, says a port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border was temporarily closed after a customs officer shot and killed a southbound driver who refused to stop.

Mayor Arturo Garino tells the Arizona Daily Star that he was told the shooting took place after the truck tried to run over the officer Thursday night.

The truck’s momentum then carried it onto the Mexican side of the buffer zone between the two countries.

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

Mexican authorities told the Nogales International newspaper that two men were in the truck and the passenger was arrested.

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(2) comments

bobnarizona

There are two articles, side by side, and one says he was injured and one says he was deceased. How about deleting the incorrect article. Or was it a really slow day and you need to use up more space?

Dean

So why do we not allow people to go into mexico and let them handle the situation. mexico does that to us, in fact they help them get across illegally.

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