ICE agent shot in northern Hidalgo County
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:47:32 GMT —
Several people are being held for questioning following the shooting of an ICE agent in a rural area of Hidalgo County early Tuesday morning.
Authorities confirmed U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Kelton Harrison was shot in Hargill around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
It all happened while Harrison was conducting surveillance as part of of a criminal investigation in an area off Highway 186 and FM 493.
Investigators confirmed that several "persons of interest" were being held for questioning late Tuesday afternoon.
ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda released a statement on the incident.
Pruneda said that the Homeland Security Investigations agent was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition.
Details about the shooting were not immediately available but law enforcement officers are continuing their investigation into the shooting.
No suspects have been arrested or publicly identified at this time.
The FBI's regional spokesman Erik Vasys said the agency is investigating the shooting of the ICE agent.
"Whenever there is an assault of a federal officer, that's the FBI's jurisdiction," Vasys said.
Action 4 News will provide more details as they become available.
Special Agent Harrison in stable condition after shooting ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Kelton Harrison is in stable condition at McAllen Medical Hospital. Special Agent Harrison was shot early this morning while conducting surveillance in a brushy area just outside of Hargill, Texas. The surveillance is part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Special Agent Harrison has been with HSI McAllen since 2010. HSI is currently investigating the shooting with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office and the FBI. Please continue to keep Special Agent Harrison and his family in your thoughts and prayers during his recovery.