DPS Fires Rounds, Launches Tear Gas Across Border

Texas Department of Public Safety officers on Thursday came under gunfire from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in one incident on the South Texas border, and launched tear gas south into Mexico in another.

In a news release sent late Friday, the department said agents came under fire while en route to assist fellow officers who seized a raft with about 1,100 pounds of marijuana. The Texas Rangers returned fire and the shooters fled. The raft was abandoned, and its passengers fled back to the Mexican side. It is unclear how many alleged gunmen were present or ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up