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Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting an off-duty federal agent in Newark this morning. Dennis Bagwell, 61, of Piedmont was arrested during a traffic stop in Union City in connection with a shooting that injured a 61-year-old Newark man employed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, police said. Edward Low, a spokesman for the federal agency in San Francisco said that the officer was stationed at San Francisco International Airport.
Low said that he was unable to reveal the officer’s identity to the public for security reasons.”Our thoughts are with him and we hope he makes a full recovery,” Low said. Police said the victim’s family has requested that the his condition not be released at this time.The predawn shooting was reported at 5:53 a.m. in the area of Mayhews Landing Road and Bettencourt Street, police Cmdr.
Bob Douglas said.Police responded to the neighborhood, where they found the federal agent suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment. “The federal agent had a confrontation where gunshots were exchanged in front of his residence,” Douglas said.
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