BENSON — A Benson man is in custody Wednesday morning after he fired at federal agents as they attempted to serve a search warrant at a local residence as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

“This morning, as special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were serving a federal search warrant at a residence in Benson, they were met with gun fire,” according to ICE-HSI spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe. “The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. “

Agents are believed to have fired at least one round in return near the Butterfield RV Resort off Ocotillo Road. The Benson Police Department will investigate the shooting.

The suspect's name is expected to be released later today, along with information on why federal authorities had him under investigation.


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