El Paso Border Patrol shooting leaves 1 dead, feds say

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Person in Border Patrol custody shot and killed in El Paso, feds say
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An FBI investigation got underway after a shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Border Patrol station left a person in custody dead.

EL PASO, Texas -- A person under U.S. Customs and Border Patrol custody is dead after an agent opened fire in the El Paso, Texas area.

The agency confirmed the shooting at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

No other injuries were reported.

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Two Border Patrol officials told ABC News the firearm discharged belonged to an agent, but it's unclear what led to the shots being fired.

The person in custody was taken to the hospital, where that person died.

It's not immediately known why the person was in custody.

The FBI, El Paso police and CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating the incident, with the bureau leading.