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    Border Agent Fatally Shot, Alleged, Unarmed Suspect Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 Updated: October 8th, 2010 11:52 AM EDT The Associated Press EAGLE PASS,
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      Border Agent Fatally Shot, Alleged, Unarmed Suspect

      Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010
      Updated: October 8th, 2010 11:52 AM EDT

      The Associated Press

      EAGLE PASS, Texas --

      Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent shot and killed an
      apparently unarmed drug suspect after a brief tussle during a Texas traffic
      stop.

      Maverick County Sheriff Tomas S. Herrera said Friday that the agent shot
      18-year-old Juan Mendez of Eagle Pass on Tuesday. Authorities have not disclosed
      the agent's name.

      Herrera says witnesses say the agent pulled over a pickup truck Mendez was
      driving shortly after 9 a.m. They say a 15-year-old passenger fled and that the
      agent and Mendez struggled briefly as he also tried to flee. They say Mendez
      broke free and the agent shot him twice. He says Mendez was apparently unarmed.

      Mendez died at a hospital.

      Herrera says agents found 325 pounds of marijuana in the truck.
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