Mexican National Shot in His Vehicle by ICE Agent

/ 05:25 AM September 07, 2019

Mexican National shot while fleeing from immigration agents in Tennessee is recovering. An attorney for his family, Andrew Free, says the man was shot in the stomach and elbow Thursday morning.

He did not immediately go to the hospital because he was frightened.
Attorneys later negotiated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the man surrendered Thursday afternoon.

The FBI is investigating the case as a potential assault on a federal officer.
That’s because the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said he fired his weapon as the man was driving toward him.

A bullet hole can be seen in the front window of a box truck where law enforcement officers where investigate after shots were fired involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the parking lot of a Food Lion store, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn. An ICE agent opened fire in the grocery store parking lot early Thursday during an attempted apprehension, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP)

The agencies declined to name of the Mexican National, who has not been arrested or charged by the FBI.

The attorney says he believes that is because the evidence does not support the ICE agent’s version of events.

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene where shots were fired involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the parking lot of a Food Lion store on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn. An ICE agent opened fire in the grocery store parking lot early Thursday during an attempted apprehension, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP)

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