An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was wounded in a drive-by taking pictures Tuesday night in Tucson’s Southeast Facet, officers mentioned.
The agent, whose title has not been launched, is a deportation officer with ICE’s Enforcement and Elimination Operations, and was assigned to a job drive with the U.S. Marshals Service, mentioned Yasmeen Pitts-O’Keefe, a ICE spokeswoman.
Round 7:45 p.m., the agent was shot within the arm close to a 7-11 comfort retailer on the nook of twenty ninth Road and South Columbus Boulevard. He was handled on the hospital and launched, mentioned Brooke Brennan, an FBI spokeswoman.
It stays unclear why the agent was shot at.
The shooter fled the scene, and “efforts are underway to determine, find and make an arrest on the case,” mentioned Pitts-O’Keefe.
As a result of the incident concerned a federal agent, the FBI has taken cost of the investigation, she mentioned. Tucson police mentioned they have been helping, and referred inquiries to the FBI.
“This stays an ongoing investigation,” mentioned Brennan. “As at all times, we encourage the general public to stay vigilant and to promptly report suspicious exercise.”
Anybody with data is requested to contact the FBI Phoenix Area Workplace at 623-466-1999.