Border Patrol trooper fatally shot by agents in Texas

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Border Patrol trooper fatally shot by agents in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol trooper in El Paso, Texas, was fatally shot by one or more federal agents Tuesday, authorities said.

The FBI said the person died after the incident at Ysleta U.S. Border Patrol Station.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that multiple agents assigned to the station were involved in a shooting reported at 12: 45 p.m. Tuesday.

The detainee was transported to a hospital with severe injuries, El Paso Fire Department spokeswoman Enrique Due as-Aguilar said. The detainee was later pronounced dead, according to the FBI.

Jeffrey R. Downey, the special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso office, said the agency was informed of the shooting at 1 p.m. Tuesday and sent its Violent Crime Task Force and Evidence Response Team.

He described the incident as an agent involved in shooting. Downey said the shooting was being investigated by the FBI, Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional Responsibility and the El Paso Police Department.

The detainee's name and reason for detention were not immediately released.