- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A federal agent has told a South Texas jury of the night he was shot and wounded while maintaining surveillance on a man and his son accused of the shooting.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kelton Harrison testified Tuesday in the second day of the federal trial in McAllen of Pedro Alvarado and his son, Arnoldo Alvarado. Both face charges that include attempting to kill a federal officer.

Harrison testified how early on July 3, 2012, two vehicles chased his near Hargill. He said shots from the vehicles wounded him before he veered into a field and fled for his life.

Prosecutors say the Alvarado family was involved in drug trafficking, but the defense contends the family was suspicious of Harrison’s vehicle and reacted out of concern for their safety.

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