Mexico Arrests 2 for Killing of Border Patrol Agent
Suspects captured across border from Arizona shooting
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2012 3:53 AM CDT
US Border Patrol agents patrol the border fence near where agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed in Naco, Arizona.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Mexican authorities say they have arrested two suspects in Tuesday's killing of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona, Reuters reports. Nicholas Ivie, a 30-year-old father of two, was shot dead and a colleague was injured while responding to a tripped ground sensor. Mexican officials say the suspects were captured during a military operation a few miles away from the shooting site. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a frequent critic of President Obama's immigration policy, said the shooting highlighted " the federal failure and political stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border Patrol in harm's way."

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augie2
Oct 4, 2012 5:02 PM CDT
Do you really believe the Mexican military caught the murderers ? Give me a break. They no doubt grabbed some poor farmers and those are the "suspects". I have worked with Mexican authorities and this IS what they do.
butch70
Oct 4, 2012 12:36 PM CDT
It was about time the suspects were captured by Mexico's military. It is too bad our guys did not capture them. How sad.
micksam
Oct 4, 2012 9:15 AM CDT
Again, how many agents do we have to lose or have injured before this administration admits we have a very serious problem on our Mexican borders?!?! If we as a Nation put as much interest into our own borders that we do in some of the countries that are not our friends and who do not like us our borders would be safer and we as a people would be able to help Mexico our people not being afraid to go to Mexico to buy and stay. I used to go across the border inTexas and California most of my life until the past 5 years and I have not been back, it is just not worth the worry over being safe. If the Mexican economy could be stabilized by growth in manufacturing, trade, etc instead of their heavy reliance on the drug trade and we are no better here as the drug and human trafficing is very lucrative to our nation and that needs to stop now. We need someone who will be a leader in our country and for our country. He or she does not have to be pretty,black, white,purple,pink or whatever, just be someone who can get down to business and get back the America we are supposed to be!!!