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CBP officers fatally shoot U.S. citizen during gun battle at San Ysidro Port of Entry

CBP officers fatally shoot U.S. citizen during gun battle at San Ysidro Port of Entry

Seven U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers exchanged gunfire with a U.S. citizen Monday night at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, killing the 23-year-old after he attempted to shoot his way through the border, authorities said.

The gun battle erupted around 7:30 p.m. in a secondary inspection area at the San Ysidro port, considered the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere.

According to a preliminary investigation, the alleged gunman refused to stop his white pickup for Customs and Border Protection officers as he drove through the port, San Diego police homicide Lt. Matt Dobbs said in a statement released early Tuesday.

The man allegedly steered...

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