A man was killed when U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Friday night at a group of men in a car after a pursuit came to an end at a gas station in Campo, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
The incident began just before 10:30 p.m. when Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in migrant smuggling. The driver of the vehicle did not stop, and after a short pursuit, they ended at a gas station parking lot near the intersection of State Route 94 and Buckman Springs Road. There, a "confrontation" ensued and three agents opened fire, SDSO said.
The driver of the vehicle was the only one of three of the car's occupants that was struck by gunfire,
That man was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.
Agencies haven't detailed what led up to the shooting. SDSO's Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation, which is ongoing.
Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact SDSO's Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-8477.