CBP investigating Border Patrol agent-involved K-9 shooting

Authorities are investigating a shooting involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent and a K-9, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

The agent assigned to the Rio Grande Valley sector fired his service weapon Sunday when his K-9 attacked him at the officer’s Edinburg residence.

The dog was shot but managed to run away, and was later located with the help of local authorities.

Both agent and K-9 are being treated for injuries, according to the release.

CBP’s Office on Professional Responsibility is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.