Border Patrol. Representation Image.
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The FBI is investigating the death of a tribal member in Arizona after U.S. Border Patrol agents shot him Thursday, according to authorities.

The man, who was later identified as Ramond Mattia was shot around 10 p.m. on the Tohono O'odham reservation near Ajo, Arizona.

Mattias called BP agents because there were multiple illegal immigrations that had trespassed into his yard and wanted BP's assistance.

When the agents arrived, Mattias went outside and was shot.

The shooting is under review by Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional Responsibility, officials said. The Tohono O'odham Nation police also are investigating.

"Our hearts go out to his family and all those impacted during this difficult time," Norris said in a news release posted on Facebook. "As the investigation proceeds, the Nation expects full consideration of all related facts of the incident and an appropriate and expeditious response from relevant public safety agencies."

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