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Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

RIO BRAVO, Texas (AP) - RIO BRAVO, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to detain some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked him and he shot and killed one of them.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In a Facebook live video, a witness named Martha Martinez accused the agents of shooting a woman in the head. The Border Patrol has not confirmed if the alleged assailant killed by the agent was indeed a woman. 

Border Patrol says the unidentified agent was investigating a report of illegal activity Wednesday in Rio Bravo, just south of Laredo, when he came across the group.

 

The agency said in a statement Thursday that the agent was trying to take them into custody when some attacked him "using blunt objects." The agent fired at least once, striking one of his assailants. Three others who fled were apprehended by responding agents.

 

The FBI and Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

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