A suspected smuggler in a group allegedly bringing drugs over the border from Mexico was fatally shot on Wednesday in an exchange of gunfire with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Texas town of Chapeno, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

“As agents secured the narcotics load, one agent searching the area for smugglers came under fire,” the office said, adding the agent returned fire and struck the suspected smuggler.

There was no information immediately available on the identity of the person who was killed.

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