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Texas State Trooper Hit By Gunfire From Mexico

Texas State Trooper Hit By Gunfire From Mexico

Texas Department of Public Safety boat patrols Rio Grande (AP)

Friday, 25 November 2016 08:09 PM

A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound.

The state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol with the Border Patrol agent in Fronton, on the border about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement says the federal agent also was hit but was protected by body armor.

The trooper, whose identity hasn't been released, was in stable condition at a McAllen hospital.

Hernandez says it's unclear who was involved in the gunfight.

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A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound.The state trooper was hit...
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2016-09-25
Friday, 25 November 2016 08:09 PM
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