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ICE agent stable after being shot

HARGILL — A federal immigration agent who was shot while taking part in a criminal investigation near a rural South Texas town early Tuesday was out of surgery and in stable condition, officials said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said ICE Homeland Security Investigations agent Kelton Harrison was in stable condition at a hospital after surgery. Mr. Harrison was shot while conducting surveillance as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, Ms. Pruneda said. He has been working with the agency in the area since 2010.

Mr. Harrison was shot by men at about 3:30 a.m. near Hargill, about 25 miles northeast of McAllen, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Colleagues rushed him to a hospital.

Investigators do not have any suspects or a vehicle description, but they are following some promising leads, said Sheriff Trevino, whose agency is assisting in the investigation.


City councilman faces sex offense charges

SANTA ANA — A Southern California city councilman has been charged with sexually assaulting seven women when he was a high-ranking county executive in what prosecutors call an abuse of power and the public trust.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters Tuesday that 47-year-old former county public works administrative manager Carlos Bustamante faces a dozen felony charges ranging from false imprisonment to sex offenses. Mr. Bustamante is currently a Santa Ana councilman.

Mr. Rackauckas says Mr. Bustamante called female employees to his office and made unwanted sexual advances and sometimes masturbated in front of them. Mr. Bustamante was arrested Monday and released on $100,000 bond that night.

Ex-commerce secretary won’t be charged in accidents

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, saying he suffered a seizure that was responsible for a trio of traffic accidents.

Authorities have said Mr. Bryson’s Lexus struck a car June 9 that was stopped for a train near Los Angeles. He spoke briefly with the three occupants then hit the car again as he departed, police said. Mr. Bryson then rammed another vehicle a few minutes later. He was found unconscious in his vehicle.

Mr. Bryson, 68, was cited by police for felony hit-and run, but tests reveal he didn’t have any alcohol or drugs in his system. Low amounts of Ambien were found in his bloodstream, but investigators couldn’t determine if the sleep aid was a factor in the collisions.


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