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Border Patrol: Smuggler shoots at agents on Christmas Eve

Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 18:16:20-05

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an alleged smuggler after he shot at agents on Sunday.

According to Border Patrol officials, 21-year-old Roberto Ramirez had two Mexican illegal immigrants in his Ford Escape when he was stopped near Amado.

Ramirez drove away from the immigration checkpoint, firing at agents before losing control of the vehicle and rolling over near kilometer post 56 on Interstate 19. A passenger was ejected.

Agents arrested the driver and two illegal immigrants. Ramirez faces multiple felony charges and the immigrants will be processed for immigration violations.