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Suspect in border patrol agent death days away from sentencing

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Days before the sentencing of the only man convicted so far for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new court documents give a better idea what happened the night Terry was killed near Rio Rico.

The report is a play-by-play of what the agents with Terry said happened that night.

The shootout started when the agents saw five suspects coming towards them with guns. The agents said they shouted and told the suspects they were police.

Brian Terry was shot once, told the other officers "I'm hit" and died at the scene, according to the documents.

Also, the man who pleaded guilty, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, might never have fired his weapon.

Two of the other suspects are in jail in Mexico and are in the process of being extradited back to the U.S. to face charges.

Two more suspects remain on the loose in Mexico.

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