Border Patrol agents, suspect identified in officer-involved shooting

Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 15:24:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police Wednesday identified the Border Patrol agents and suspect they say knocked an agent off his ATV before being shot.

Agents Micah Owens and Brandon Brandt reportedly shot the suspect, Francisco Javier Gutierrez-Alvarado, during the incident.

Alvarado was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and no agents were seriously injured, police say.

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During an initial investigation, authorities learned that a Border Patrol agent was on patrol on an ATV in the area of Spooner’s Mesa when he was hit with a rock and knocked off the vehicle by Alvarado.

The suspect rode away on the ATV and was chased by several other agents before losing control and crashing into a fence.

During the chase, both agents reportedly shot at Alvarado, striking him at least once. Alvarado is being charged with assaulting a federal officer. The San Diego Police Department is handling the investigation.