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Border Patrol agent shot and killed in San Diego County

July 23, 2009 | 11:31 pm

The Associated Press is reporting the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Campo in San Diego County late Thursday night. Here's the story:

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

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Nick Schuler says 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's 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 Border Patrol.