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Intruder attempts a break-in. Female border patrol agent is armed and waiting. One ends up dead.

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A federal agent fatally shot an intruder trying to break into her Florida home in the wee hours of Monday morning.

What happened?

The Miami Herald on Monday reported that a male intruder met an untimely end when he purportedly decided to smash a glass door to a home belonging to a female U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Pinecrest just before 2 a.m.

The agent, who was asleep at the time, heard the shatter of glass and purportedly shot the suspect while he was allegedly breaking into her home.

Law enforcement did not release the identities of the agent or the suspect, and did not reveal whether the suspect was armed at the time of the incident.

Sgt. Carlos Rosario, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police told the Herald, "We’re still combing through the house. I have no information on the intruder being armed."

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

According to the Herald, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office will review the incident in order to determine whether the federal agent broke the law when she reportedly fired at — and killed — the intruder.

How is the unnamed agent?

Michael Silva, U.S. Customs and Border Protection public affairs chief, said that the unnamed agent is in "good condition."

"She is in good condition and is on administrative leave, which is normal operating procedure for a situation like this," Silva said, according to WSVN-TV.

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