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Family of man killed by DEA agent in Chicago says official story doesn't add up

CHICAGO - Six months after a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot and killed an alleged cocaine dealer, the man's family is still seeking answers about how and why it happened.

The agency released a 184-word statement hours after Gus Tousis, a 43-year-old from Hanover Park, was killed on Chicago's West Side, but it has since remained silent.

DEA officials have denied the Chicago Tribune's request for more information, saying its release would interfere with an investigation, reveal confidential techniques, violate an unnamed person's privacy and threaten an unnamed person's safety.

Tousis' family members say they have been similarly rebuffed. But they contend the official story, brief as it is, doesn't make

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