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COCHISE COUNTY - A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has shot and killed an illegal immigrant after a struggle, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.Last night around 9 p.m. border agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrants on foot near Apache on Highway 80. They took two of them into custody without incident. A third one fled the area and was located hiding under a mesquite bush.He reportedly struggled with the agent for several minutes and attempted to get the agent's weapon before the agent, fearing for his personal safety, pulled his handgun and fired at the suspect. The suspect was struck in the upper body area and died at the scene.