Border Patrol agent shot near Arivaca


TUCSON, Ariz. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot Tuesday near Arivaca.

An Arizona cattle rancher says that the shooting was near the boundary with Mexico happened in a remote part of his ranch that is frequently used by drug and migrant smugglers.

Jim Chilton tells The Associated Press in an interview that a Border Patrol official sent him an email Tuesday morning informing him the agent was alone when he was wounded on his ranch, and was struck in the leg and the hand.