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Border Patrol Agent Shot, Suspect Killed After Deer Intervenes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent was shot and the suspect was killed during an unusual scene that federal authorities are investigating, Fox News reports.

The agent, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was treated and released after the gunman shot him in the leg, Fox News wrote.

Authorities said Border Patrol agents were trying to help a man in about 50 miles southeast of Laredo, Tex. whose car was hit by a deer when the man became combative and opened fire.

Turns out, the man hijacked the car, Fox News reported.

FBI Shooting Range is Popular Deer Hangout

 

Shooting at Quantico/fbi photo

By EILEEN SULLIVAN
Associated Press

QUANTICO, Va. — Call it a playground for Bambi and G-Men, where imaginary criminals are hunted and deer are the spectators.

The 547-acre FBI Academy, where some of the nation’s best marksmen fire off more than 1 million bullets every month, happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season.

The property on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., is home to some of the FBI’s most elite forces and training programs as well as a de facto wildlife refuge where deer, fox, wild turkeys, groundhogs and vultures roam fearless and free.

In recent years, a black bear was spotted running across a parking lot, and a groundhog cornered an FBI agent coming out of the cafeteria, hoping to score some human food, FBI spokesman Kurt Crawford said. Turkey vultures are often seen perched atop the 500,000-square-foot national crime lab where the FBI analyzes evidence, including the remains of the former al-Qaida leader in Iraq.

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