ICE agent shot in northern Hidalgo County Near Mexican Border
ICE agent Kelton Harrison was shot twice a known drug-trafficking route near the Mexican border in Texas. Several people are being held for questioning following the shooting.
FOX News reported:
An agent for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations was shot Tuesday morning in Texas while conducting surveillance in a criminal investigation, a spokeswoman from the agency said.
The shooting occurred in Hidalgo County, Texas, which is near the Mexican border and a known drug-trafficking route.
The agent, identified as Kelton Harrison, is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
Harrison, 32, had undergone surgery for two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, the spokeswoman said. He was shot shortly before 4 a.m. while driving off road in an unmarked SUV.
A reporter for The Monitor said Harrison was placed in an ambulance and rushed to the McAllen Medical Center at speeds of up to 100 mph.
The scene was described as a remote and brushy area and was packed with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and an investigation is ongoing, the report said.