FRONTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border by a bullet traced to a gunbattle underway on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.READ MORE: Warrant Issued For Dallas Police Officer Jacob Hughes, Accused Of Fabricating Evidence
Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper was struck in the leg by what may have been an errant bullet from across the river.READ MORE: Fugitive Sought For Sexual Assault Of A Child Arrested At Juarez Lincoln International Bridge
Hernandez says it was unclear if the gunfight involved the Mexican military or state police. The Texas state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol in the Starr County border community of Fronton, about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville.
The trooper, whose identity hasn’t been released, was airlifted to a McAllen hospital, where he was in stable condition with what Hernandez says is a non-life-threatening wound.MORE NEWS: Governor Abbott Says 'Biden Administration Is Man-Made Disaster Of Inhumanity' Regarding Del Rio Border Crisis
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