By Gina Yarbrough
San Diego, CA–Federal and local authorities are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning involving a border patrol agent confronting an unidentified man in a remote area of Otay Mountain.
An agent with the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector contacted a 29-year-old male at around 7 a.m. in an area of Otay Mountain. The man had no clothes on and threw rocks at the agent striking him multiple times including in the head. During the confrontation, the agent discharged his firearm, but the suspect was not struck. The suspect was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents.
The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The agent was also transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries.
The Sheriff’s detectives are coordinating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility who are conducting parallel investigations into the incident.
The suspect is currently in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol and is awaiting federal charges.