Custom Agent Involved in Shooting at Club

POSTED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 9:28am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:21pm

A Customs and Border Protection officer is behind bars after shooting a bar owner in the parking lot and killing him, Michelle Macias has the story.

It appears it all began with a simple argument, but it quickly escalated and ended with the death of the bar owner of Punto 3 Nightclub. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department responded to calls of the shooting on the 4000 block on North Conway near Palmhurst. When deputies arrived at the scene the crowd from the club were in the parking lot and a DPS officer holding two men at gunpoint. As the investigation continued at the scene, officers learned how the fight began from witnesses and how it ended with the death of 49 year-old Fermin Limon, the club owner.

U.S. Customs spokesperson Felix Garza says the agency is looking into the matter and provide details at a later time. It is reported Limon ran to his vehicle and shoots back at the agent, the agent then used his agency issued 40 caliber handgun hitting Limon and dying from his injuries.

Police are investigating to see if this case could be self-defense, where Limon's gun and a third person who was involved in the shoot out.

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