Tennessee Agent Killed During Undercover Drug Buy

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent De’Greaun Frazier was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in Jackson, marking the first line-of-duty death for the agency, reports the Jackson Sun. Frazier, 35, joined the agency this year after working as a police officer in Millington, Tenn. TBI Director Mark Gywn said Frazier was shot while working on an undercover drug operation at about 2 p.m.

Frazier was in a car with an informant and another man conducting an undercover drug purchase. The other man, who was sitting in the back seat, pulled a gun and tried to rob Frazier and the informant, who were in the front seat. The gunman fired once, striking the agent. The TBI said Brenden Tyler Burns, 23, was captured near the shooting scene and was charged with murder.

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