A federal agent is expected to survive after being shot early Tuesday morning in eastern Hidalgo County, according to sources familiar with the incident.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agent was working along State Highway 186 near Farm-to-Market Road 493, just west of the Hidalgo-Willacy county, line when he was shot once in the abdomen shortly before 4 a.m., the sources said.
The circumstances of the incident remained unclear as of 7 a.m. However, a Monitor reporter observed a fellow agent driving the victim to Edinburg, where the injured agent was loaded into an ambulance that rushed him to McAllen Medical Center at speeds of as much as 100 mph.
Unlike Brian Terry, this agent is expected to survive.
There are reportedly two crime scenes being investigated. Authorities have not stated whether a firearm (or firearms) have been recovered from the scene, but if the weapon turns out to be one chambered in .22.3/5.56 or 7.62×39, I’m going to watch this one very closely.