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Border agent kills rock-throwing suspect

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The suspected illegal immigrant was shot and killed after hitting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock. (Source: KSWB/CNN) The suspected illegal immigrant was shot and killed after hitting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock. (Source: KSWB/CNN)

OTAY MESA, CA (KSWB/CNN) - A U.S. Border Patrol officer shot and killed a suspected illegal immigrant near San Diego Tuesday morning.

Officials say the suspect threw a rock at an officer and hit him in the face or head. That's when the officer fatally shot the man.

The shooting happened as officers were chasing a group of suspected illegal immigrants.

Authorities took two other suspects into custody.

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