ICE says agent was "shot this morning while conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation in Hidalgo County, Texas."
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 3, 2012
— Jordan Williams (@KRGV_Jordan) July 3, 2012
The agent is expected to survive.
— Tony Abad (@TonyAbad_Waco) July 3, 2012
More from TheMonitor.com.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agent was working along State Highway 186 near Farm-to-Market Road 493, just west of the Hidalgo-Willacy county, line when he was shot in the abdomen shortly before 4 a.m., those sources said.
As of 8:30 a.m., more than half a dozen different law enforcement agencies were on the scenes, including ICE, FBI, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, DPS, Texas Rangers and Hidalgo County Constable’s Office.
Sheriff Treviño said investigators were working to identify one or more suspects in the shooting.
The investigation is underway.
— Polo Sandoval (@KRGV_Polo) July 3, 2012
Twitchy will monitor this developing news and bring you more as it becomes available.