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Sheriff Babeu: Agent shooting suspects likely using military grade weapons

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After Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was killed and another agent was injured, questions are being raised about how smugglers and drug runners are able to attack agents in the desert during the dead of night.

Questions like: How were shooters able to fire on those border agents, were they up close? What kind of equipment do smugglers and drug runners have? Are agents up against night vision or military grade equipment?

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu gave FOX 10 some insight on what's going on in southern Arizona.

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