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Border agent is shot to death

July 24, 2009|Associated Press

A state fire official says a Border Patrol agent has been shot to death in the Campo area in San Diego County.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said the agent was pronounced dead at the scene about 9:15 p.m. Thursday near the U.S.-Mexico border on Shockey Truck Trail.

It is not known if the agent was on duty at the time.

FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said the FBI is investigating, along with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the Border Patrol.

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