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American man killed in CBP shootout at San Diego border crossing

A 23-year-old U.S. citizen was shot and killed by Customs and Border Protection officers in San Diego on Monday night while attempting to enter from Mexico and refusing to stop for an inspection, officials said.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was shot after he fired his own gun at CBP officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the San Diego Police Department said.

According to witness interviews, the man was driving from Mexico into the United States around 7:40 p.m. "He refused to stop for the CBP officers and attempted to drive through the inspection area. Several CBP officers attempted to stop the suspect, whose vehicle was eventually blocked by another vehicle. The suspected began firing a gun out of his vehicle towards the officers, then exited his vehicle and continued firing at the officers," SDPD said.

The border officers shot back, hitting the man.

San Diego police officers and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, and first aid was attempted on the wounded man, but "he unfortunately did not survive his injuries," SDPD said.

The man was identified by police, but his name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

None of the federal officers at the border crossing were injured in the shooting incident.

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