National Guard soldier shoots person at border after responding to a stabbing

A National Guard soldier shot someone attempting to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico on April 14th.

The Texas Military Department confirmed the soldier belongs to the Indiana National Guard and has been stationed on the border as part of Operation Lone Star.

El Paso District Attorney’s Office officials confirmed an investigation is underway but could not comment further since it is ongoing, according to the El Paso Times.

“The Indiana National Guard is aware of the incident that happened Sunday, April 14,” reads a statement from the National Guard’s media department. “We support and care for our soldiers and airmen supporting Operation Lone Star.”

NewsNation reports the National Guard soldier was responding to a call about a stabbing at the border when the shooting occurred.

“The situation began at about 1 p.m. Sunday when Border Patrol was alerted to a stabbing,” they reported. “A National Guard soldier who was deployed from Indiana to the El Paso area under Operation Lonestar shot the suspect, who subsequently ran south to Mexico.”

The shooting occurred along the edge of the Rio Grande afternoon in El Paso’s Lower Valley, according to officials.

The National Guard soldier has not been identified but is part of fifty Indiana soldiers who were sent on 10-month-deployment to support the Texas National Guard at the southern border.

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