15-year-old suspect in human smuggling operation in Kinney County shot, sheriff’s office says

Teen recovering in San Antonio hospital

KINNEY COUNTY, Texas – A 15-year-old boy accused in a human smuggling operation out of Kinney County was shot on Monday and is recovering in a San Antonio hospital.

Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe said the teen was driving a car with suspected migrants when deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers tried to pull him over.

Coe said a chase ensued, and the teen then tried to run over a deputy when he was shot.

Three migrants were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.

It’s unclear what charges the driver will face. The Texas Rangers have taken over the case.

KSAT will update you on air and online as more information becomes available.

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