The Border Patrol agent is shot while sitting in his parked car while Mexican authorities arrest an armed suspect
- Filming took place around 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning along the California border with Mexico
- The agent was sitting in a marked patrol car near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego
- Gunman fired two shots that hit the driver's side of the Border Patrol vehicle
- Mexican authorities detained a suspect who was armed
Ariel Zilber for Dailymail.com
Shots were fired at a Border Patrol agent who was sitting in his car marked near the border with the United States and Mexico, near San Diego, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning, said the Border Patrol agency.
An officer was sitting in his patrol car about two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Two bullets hit the driver's side of the vehicle while the agent was inside, but he was not injured.
An officer was sitting in his marked patrol car about two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego early Sunday when two bullets were fired at the driver's side of the car (top)
The previous stock image shows a view of the US border fence. UU.-Mexico at Border Field State Park in San Ysidro, California.
The agent immediately drove to a safer place.
Authorities believe that the shots were fired from the Mexican side of the border.
Mexican authorities responded to the scene and detained two people, one of whom had a gun.
The unarmed person was finally released.
The Mexican government has not yet identified either of the two detainees.
The FBI has joined the investigation.