Suspect Named in Border Agent's Death

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Monday, July 27, 2009

CHULA VISTA, Calif., July 26 -- Authorities in Mexico have identified the man suspected of fatally shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Federal police said Sunday that the main suspect is Ernesto Parra Valenzuela, 36.

Parra Valenzuela was among four men detained in Mexico on Friday. He was reportedly carrying a Border Patrol-issued pistol at the time of his arrest.

Records show Parra Valenzuela has not retained an attorney.

Authorities would not say what role the other three men may have played in the death of agent Robert Rosas, who was killed Thursday near the Mexican border in southeastern San Diego County.


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