Federal Agent Shoots Immigration Suspect In Midtown Operation

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A U.S. immigration officer opened fire on a suspect near the McDonald’s at 34th and 10th on Friday night.

The officer, a member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), was conducting a federal law enforcement operation with other federal agents when one of the suspects drove his vehicle in the direction of the officer, according to a statement by HSI’s New York Special Agent James T. Hayes Jr.

The agent fired three shots at the vehicle, which fled the scene. Agents found the Chevy Tahoe with its windows blown out by bullets abandoned a few streets away at 38th Street and Ninth Avenue.

The violence shook up people in the neighborhood.

“Of course I’m nervous. It’s like two feet away from my station. I’m scared. This usually doesn’t happen around this neighborhood,” witness Ashley Apollona said.

Hayes said one person was arrested, but they did not release the person’s name.

He also said no one else was injured.

  • Vincent LoRe

    The story keeps changing. First it was reported to be a “reverse sting” drug operation that went wrong, with the agents pretending to “sell” drugs. Now they’ve backed odd on that it seems. Wait until all the facts are known, before making an opinion. I don’t like the lack of disclosure. I am grateful that no innocent bystanders were shot.

  • Glenn

    J………you are an @ss.

  • mikeyg

    Bad shot.Needs more time at the range.

  • J

    Sounds like a rookie fed to me. Why not jump out the way?

    • James Mason

      Law enforcement, like the military, doesn’t retreat. They try to save the taxpayer the expenses of incarceration, appointment of a public defender, and a trial. They are trained to shoot to kill. Imagine, if you have that capability, every criminal laughing when they heard that local and federal agents are going to run in the opposite direction at every threat to their safety. If the prep had just burglarized your house, you’d be treating the officer to his favorite liquid refreshment for recovering your property. I guess you’d just run away if someone was raping your wife or girlfriend or daughter or mother.

    • zipperhead

      dumb ass!

  • David Goldstein

    The suspects were illegal His-panics.

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