Authorities continue to investigate border patrol shooting probe

Authorities continue to investigate border patrol shooting probe

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities continue to investigate an Oct. 24 incident when a border patrol agent shot and killed a suspect on Tucson's southwest side, near Vahalla Road and West Zorro.

The FBI office in Phoenix said this is now a case of assault on a federal officer.

Special agents said this situation started with border patrol agents out on patrol when they noticed a group around the area. They approached the suspects, and it ended with gunfire.

All of the agents are OK, one suspect is dead and the remaining suspects are still on the loose.

The FBI is working with the state department to figure out who these people are.

On Friday, agents continued the search on ATVs and helicopters were overhead, though no arrests were made over the weekend.

Several weapons were recovered.

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