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

(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."

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)
In this undated photo provided by the Ivie family, Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie is seen.   (AP Photo/Ivie Family, Cole Kynaston)
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