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      Border Patrol agent commits suicide

      A Weslaco-based United States Border Patrol agent committed suicide during a heated argument with his wife.

      Weslaco Police confirmed U.S. Border Patrol agent Randy Johnson pulled out his federally issued duty weapon during the 'passion of the argument', and shot himself in the head.

      Investigators told Action 4 News they were initially called out to the 100 block of Retama Lane around 4:20 a.m. last month for a domestic dispute.

      Officer said when they arrived, they could hear the wife and a neighbor screaming.

      A tactical team went inside the home, and found the agent dead of a self-inflicted wound to the head.

      The incident happened last month on February.

      According to investigators, the couple had been dealing with marital issues.

      An autopsy concluded 32-year-old Johnson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of this temple.

      Foul play was ruled out.

      According to the Border Patrol, Agent Johnson worked for the agency for 4 1/2 years.

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