Photo: U.S. Citizen in Mexico Drives Across Border After Being Shot and Chased
After being shot numerous times, a U.S. citizen in Mexico drove himself over the border attempting to get away from the men he initially thought were trying to rob him.
At around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, a young man drove a badly damaged pickup truck into the U.S. from Mexico
The 22-year-old was transported from the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center in Eagle Pass, Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.
His name was not released because police say there is a good possibility that those who shot and chased him will go looking for his family back in Mexico and kill them.
What they did release was his age and where he was living, Piedras Negras.
The man reportedly told deputies with the Maverick County Sheriff’s office that men he initially thought were Mexican police officers stopped him in Piedras Negras while he was walking back to his car after buying cigarettes. He said he was frightened by the men and quickly got into his truck and sped off. The men, shooting at him, chased him all the way to the border and only stopped once he crossed the border.
The Sheriff’s office was unable to confirm how Mexican police in Piendras Negras were involved, but did say that officers did stop him believing he was involved in a car accident.