officer was arrested Friday at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias in connection with an early morning shooting in McAllen, said Lt. Joel Morales, a McAllen police spokesman.
Morales said the shooting involved CBP Officer Randal Wayne Sutterfield, 41, and his girlfriend's brother, who suffered a gunshot wound to the
head. The victim is in stable condition but was taken to the McAllen Medical Center for treatment.
It took place about 2:30 a.m. in a residential area.
was transported to McAllen where he was charged with criminal attempted
murder, a second-degree felony, and was waiting arraignment later
Friday or Saturday, Morales said.
Sutterfield served as an
agriculture specialist at the international bridge in Hidalgo for about
four years, but is not on active duty, CBP said in a statement, adding
that the agency is reviewing the matter.
“CBP stresses honor and
integrity in every aspect of our mission, and the overwhelming majority
of CBP employees and officers perform their duties with honor and
distinction,” according to the CBP statement. “We do not tolerate
corruption or abuse within our ranks, and we fully cooperate with any
criminal or administrative investigation of alleged misconduct by any of
our personnel, on or off duty.”