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Border Patrol agent involved in shooting at Otay Mountain

Border Patrol chase leads to Lake Morena crash
Posted at 10:37 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 01:37:56-05

(KGTV) — Multiple agencies are investigating after a Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting at Otay Mountain Wednesday.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, agents contacted a 29-year-old man in a remote area of the mountain around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

“The man had no clothes on and threw rocks at the agent striking him multiple times including in the head,” the department said.

During the confrontation, the agent “discharged his firearm, but the suspect was not struck.”

The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries and taken into custody. The agent was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The sheriff’s department as well as the FBI and US Customs and Border Protection are conducting parallel investigations, according to the department.