U.S. border agent fatally shoots person in San Diego neighborhood

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:33 PM

SAN DIEGO, California (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a person on Tuesday in a San Diego neighborhood just north of the border with Mexico, a sheriff's official said.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7 a.m. local time in the Otay Mesa community, but the circumstances of the incident, including the gender of the individual who was shot and what precipitated the gunfire, were not immediately available, San Diego County Sheriff's Lieutenant Jason Vickery said.

(Reporting by Marty Graham; and Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Steve Gorman and Cynthia Johnston)