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Man shot by Border Patrol after knocking agent off ATV with rock, authorities say

Man shot by Border Patrol near border
Man shot by Border Patrol near border
Man shot by Border Patrol near border
Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 14:49:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Authorities are investigating after a man was shot by a Border Patrol agent Sunday morning.

The incident happened on the 1800 block of Monument Road in the Tijuana River Valley around 2:30 a.m.

Agents reportedly tried to stop a man, who is believed to be 19, when a fight broke out and an agent was knocked off his ATV by the suspect with a rock.

The suspect then jumped on the ATV and tried to leave when agents opened fire, striking the suspect at least once. The teen crashed the vehicle a short while later. 

The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No agents were seriously injured. 

The San Diego Police Department is handling the investigation, which is common following an officer-involved shooting.