Oct 2, 2012

Agent shot dead while patrolling Mexico border; 2nd agent wounded

LA Times: By Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Oct. 2, 2012. HOUSTON -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot Tuesday while patrolling near the Mexico border in Arizona, according to Department of Homeland Security officials.

The agent was shot and killed while patrolling near Naco, Ariz., about 1:50 a.m. MDT, according to a statement sent to the Los Angeles Times by Tucson Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble.

Another agent was wounded in the shooting and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the statement. The Associated Press has reported he was shot in the buttocks and ankle. Read more.

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