The US Border Patrol was involved in 6 cross-border shootings between 2010 and 2012, but the agency has not had an incident since then. This was the second time this year that Texas National Guard personnel assigned to Operation Lone Star have shot someone. 

The other incident occurred in the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas on Jan. 15, 2023. Soldiers confronted a group of migrants in an abandoned house. One man suffered a gunshot wound after a struggle, but the injuries weren’t life-threatening.