GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent has shot and wounded a man in Arizona, south of Gila Bend.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say Yuma Sector agents responded to "possible bandit activity" near an Arizona 85 checkpoint about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The agents reportedly came across two armed men about 14 miles southwest of Gila Bend and at least 1 of the agents fired, hitting 1 of the armed men.
CBP officials say the wounded man was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital and was in stable condition Wednesday.
They say the other man was an illegal immigrant from Mexico and was arrested. Agents reported finding a handgun and assault rifle at the scene.
It's the second reported shooting by border agents in Arizona this week.
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