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Off-duty border patrol agent involved in fatal shooting in Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Police say an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent from California was involved in a fatal shooting overnight on Detroit's east side.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Monday at a home in the 18000 block of Westphalia, near Schoenherr and McNichols.

Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson says an argument between the agent's cousin and another man moved outside the home and the other man brandished a gun from inside a vehicle.

Turns out, the weapon was only a pellet gun but investigators say the agent would have had no way of knowing that in the dark.

Johnson says the agent fired several shots at the other man. The man tried to drive away after the shots were fired but crashed into another vehicle at the end of the street.

Names of those involved weren't released Monday morning and no arrests were reported.

FOX 2's Robin Schwartz reports the agent was temporarily assigned to the local field office because his wife just had a baby and his father is having surgery. His next assignment was expected to be in Arizona in the coming weeks.

Police will continue to investigate. It does not appear at this time the 29-year-old agent will face any charges.

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