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article imageFBI Agent Killed in Bank Shootout Likely Shot by Colleague

By Tar De Moutonnoir     Apr 5, 2007 in Crime
Preliminary evidence suggests the FBI agent killed earlier today during a confrontation with suspected bank robbers may have been hit by friendly fire.
It is now believed that Agent Barry Lee Bush may have been accidentally shot by a fellow agent and not one of the suspects. The 52 year old died from his wounds after a confrontation with three suspected bank robbers during a stakeout. The men had exited a local bank when they were confronted by the agents, the bank had not been robbed.
`Preliminarily, information suggests the agent may have been fatally wounded as a result of the accidental discharge of another agent's weapon during a dynamic arrest situation,'' the FBI said in a statement Thursday night.'
Lee had been a member of the FBI for 20 years and leaves behind a wife and two adult children.
The two captured suspects were identified as Wilfredo Berrios, 28, and Michael Cruz, 21, of New Brunswick. Police are still searching for the third man, Francisco Herrera-Genao, 22 who eluded them earlier by escaping through a nearby forest.
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