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A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a possible illegal immigrant on Sunday, the agency said.

The shooting occurred about 12:25 p.m., when the agent encountered an unknown number of possible illegals about 12 miles northwest of Sasabe, Ariz. The agent and one individual were involved in a physical altercation, which ended when the agent fired his service weapon.

Six other individuals were apprehended shortly after.

Martha Maurer, News Editor

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