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Posted: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:02PM

FBI says agent shoots and kills suspect at N.O. East motel

The FBI says one of their agents was involved in a deadly shooting today at a Motel 6 in New Orleans East.

The agency has released few details about the incident.  The shooting happened around 2:00 p.m.

In a short news release this afternoon, an FBI spokeswoman said, "This afternoon, an FBI Special Agent was involved in a lethal force incident while performing his official duties.  This investigation is being led by the FBI, including both the Inspection Division from Washington, D.C. and the local field office. The Louisiana State Police is managing the scene. The Louisiana State Police and the NOPD are assisting in other matters related to the investigation."

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