FRONTON, TX (Fox News 4) – A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gunbattle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
The trooper is identified as Danny Shaw.
Shaw has been with the Texas Highway Patrol for over eight years and is stationed in Terrell, according to DPS.
Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound.
The state trooper was hit about 1 p.m. Friday while on foot patrol with the Border Patrol agent in Fronton, on the border about 105 miles upstream from Brownsville. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement says the federal agent also was hit but was protected by body armor.
The trooper was in stable condition at a McAllen hospital.
Hernandez says it’s unclear who was involved in the gunfight.