October 23, 2008

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent shot killed a man inside an east Arlington apartment complex early Thursday morning during a raid.

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The raid was one of several dozen raids carried out this morning throughout north Texas area.

The raids targeted members of the Texas Syndicate a violent prison gang.

It was unclear Thursday afternoon if the dead man was a member of the gang.

The raid was executed shortly after 6 a.m. at the Arlington Parks apartments in the 3100 block of East Park Row. Agents had warrants allowing them to search for guns and drugs.

Several people, including children, were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, said Tom Crowley, an ATF spokesman.

Details of the shooting were still under investigation, Crowley added.

Arlington police are investigating the shooting.

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