Nicholas Ivie

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Border Patrol Agent Fired First: Probe

Nicholas Ivie died when fellow agents returned fire

(Newser) - Details are emerging on the probe into Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie's death , which sparked debate over border security and drug-cartel violence coming from Mexico, the AP reports. Apparently Ivie responded to a sensor tripped in southern Arizona and fired on two other agents thinking they were smugglers, according... More »

Border Patrol Agent's Killer: Friendly Fire, Sources Say

Nicholas Ivie's death was accidental, sources say

(Newser) - Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was apparently not shot by Mexican drug runners after all. Federal and state officials tell NBC that another agent at the scene accidentally killed Ivie. Investigators based their conclusion on ballistics analysis, the lack of proof that other gunmen were there, and other evidence, the... More »

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