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Friday
Mar042011

Bean Bags Fired First in Arizona Shootout Killing Border Patrol Agent

John Moore/Getty Images(TUCSON) -- U.S. Border Patrol agents caught in a violent December standoff with illegal immigrants in Arizona fired the first shots, but with bean bags not bullets newly obtained records show.

At least one of the suspected bandits armed with AK-47 assault rifles returned fire, hitting Agent Brian Terry, who later died.

"When the suspected aliens did not drop their weapons, two Border Patrol agents deployed 'less than lethal' bean bags at the suspected aliens," FBI search warrant requests say according to the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, which first obtained the documents. The ammunition is designed to wound and take down targets not kill them.

"At this time, at least one of the suspected aliens fired at the Border Patrol agents. Two Border Patrol agents returned fire, one with his long gun and one with his pistol."

Officials have confirmed the agents hit one of the suspects -- Manuel Osorio-Arellanes -- who is the sole individual in custody but not charged with Terry's murder. He's awaiting a May trial for illegal re-entry to the United States after a previous deportation.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Colorado Boy, 12, Held After Parents Found Dead

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BURLINGTON, Colo.) -- Police are holding a 12-year-old boy after his parents were found shot to death -- and his brother and sister severely wounded -- in the eastern Colorado plains town of Burlington.

Authorities announced the boy was in custody at a news conference in Burlington but gave few details and did not take any questions.

The boy's name was not released because he is a juvenile.

"The case has been referred to the district attorney's office for the filing of formal charges," said Steve Johnson, the assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Police found the bodies of Charles Long, 50, and his wife Marilyn, 51, in their Burlington, Colo., home Tuesday night after receiving a 911 call from the 12-year-old boy, ABC affiliate KMGH-TV reported.

A five-year-old sister and nine-year-old brother also were found critically wounded and were airlifted to a Denver hospital, KMGH reported.

The 12-year-old reportedly was not hurt.

"There are no other suspects at this time," Johnson said.

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