Wounded FBI agent cleared in fatal Vegas gunfight

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Updated: 4/03 1:35 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas has cleared an FBI agent who was wounded before he fatally shot a 32-year-old ex-convict during a foot chase in a residential neighborhood more than a year ago.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Thursday that his investigation found the agent was legally justified in the Feb. 19, 2013, slaying of Javier Salomon Reyes.

The DA withheld the name of the agent and more than 20 other area police and federal agents from his 28-page report on the case.

The agent was shot in the chest and back but was protected by a ballistic vest.

Reyes had been pursued by members of a regional criminal apprehension team on felony warrants on charges including armed robbery, burglary, assault, auto theft and domestic battery strangulation.

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