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Customs and Border Protection Officer fatally shot while instructing gun course

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(MIAMI-DADE, FL)– The Border Protection officer who was fatally shot while giving instruction at a gun range has been identified.
Officials say Jorge Arias was shot while conducting a class at the Trail Glades Gun Range near Southwest 8th Street and Krome Avenue Wednesday morning.
Arias was shot in the chest and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.
Authorities say that a preliminary investigation suggested that the incident was an accident, however, the Miami-Dade Police homicide bureau is also investigating.
According to reports Arias was assigned to Miami International Airport and was a firearms instructor.