Tuesday, October 02, 2012

One Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Injured in Arizona

A Border Patrol agent was fatally wounded and another was injured in a shootout early Tuesday morning in an Arizona town near the border with Mexico, according to federal authorities. The shootout occurred near a Border Patrol station in Naco, Ariz., that had recently been named in honor of Brian Terry, an agent whose 2010 murder received national attention because of its ties to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-tracking case. Two guns found at the scene of Mr. Terry’s murder were among hundreds that officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives failed to seize as they hoped to build the larger gun-smuggling case. According to Border Patrol officials, the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. and the agent who survived sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. The authorities, who did not identify the agent who was killed, said a news conference would be held on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona...more

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