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Miami-area Customs and Border Protection agent shoots and kills home intruder, police say

A home break-in in Pinecrest went terribly wrong for the intruder early Monday morning when after smashing a glass door he was confronted by an armed federal agent who shot and killed him.

Police did not release the name of the dead man or the shooter. It also wasn’t clear whether the intruder had a weapon other than what he used to break the window.

"We’re still combing through the house," said Miami-Dade police Sgt. Carlos Rosario. "I have no information on the intruder being armed."

Rosario said that at 1:29 a.m. Monday, a female agent with U.S. Customs & Border Patrol and another woman in the home in the 9300 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue were awakened by the sound of shattered glass.

A man had broken the glass on a sliding glass door in the home. Jolted awake, the customs agent confronted the man and fired her gun.

"The subject was dead inside the residence," Rosario said.

Rosario said it appears the people inside the home did not know the intruder.

This breaking story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Miami-area Customs and Border Protection agent shoots and kills home intruder, police say