Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Two suspects shot and wounded
Border Patrol Agent Jefferson Barr was shot and killed in Texas while attempting to arrest four drug smugglers near the Rio Grande River. During the arrest one suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in the shoulder. The bullet traveled downward, severing his aorta and causing severe internal damage.
Despite being wounded, Agent Barr was able to return fire and wounded two of the suspects. One of the wounded suspects was taken into custody and the other was located in a hospital in Mexico.
201 pounds of marijuana were found at the scene of the shooting.
Agent Barr had served with the agency for 8 years.