BREAKING: Border Patrol Agent Shot & Killed Near Nogales, Arizona… 4 Suspects in Custody

Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed after encountering a group of suspects near Rio Rico, Arizona.

A border patrol agent was shot and killed late Tuesday night near Rio Rico, Arizona in the Peck Canyon area just north of Nogales.

KVOA reported:

The Border Patrol has confirmed an agent was shot and killed overnight north of Rio Rico.

The Agent has been identified as Brian Terry.

At least four suspects are in custody while one is still on the loose.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss,” said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. “Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act.”

The FBI and the Santa Cruz County Sheirff’s office are heading the investigation.

If you know anything you are being asked to call the authorities.

More… The Nogales International reported:

Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed after encountering a group of suspects at an unspecified location, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. At least four of the suspects are in custody and another is still being pursued.

Authorities are urging anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it immediately.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss,” CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin said in a statement. “Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act.”

The incident investigation is being led by the FBI and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Terry family.

More… It’s a war zone down there…
wtd added the latest USBP weekly blotter:

Reported on December 2, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana, a minivan, and arrested a United States Citizen (USC) near Runn, Texas, pursuant to a vehicle stop.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Douglas, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject was a registered sex offender and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on December 3, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,187 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet van near San Juan, Texas. Agents observed several subjects loading suspected narcotics into the van near the Rio Grande River. The van left the river area and drove north until the driver observed responding agents. The driver abandoned the vehicle and absconded across the river into Mexico. The marijuana was found in the vehicle.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a USC for alien smuggling near Douglas, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history, including prior convictions for sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor in the state of Arizona.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 3,750 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Nogales, Arizona. The driver presented himself for inspection and a scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle. A subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Reported on December 4, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Ocotillo, California. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for lewd acts with a child under 14 in the state of California, and had been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,234 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,198 pounds of marijuana and a Ford minivan near Weslaco, Texas. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a suspected smuggling load, and the driver of the vehicle failed to yield. Shortly thereafter, the driver abandoned the vehicle and absconded. Agents discovered the marijuana inside the vehicle. Records checks revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Mexico.

Reported on December 5, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Sunland Park, New Mexico. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sureño gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 4,458 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested two USCs at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subjects presented themselves for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A search of the trailer uncovered the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,330 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,917 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Sarita, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Reported on December 6, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,186 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala at the traffic checkpoint near Westmoreland, California. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search by agents revealed the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Brownsville, Texas. The subject was identified as a member of the Mexican Mafia gang and records checks revealed he had been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,113 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Reported on December 7, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Paisa gang. Records checks revealed the subject had been previously removed from the United States./

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,563 pounds of marijuana and a Ford pickup truck near La Casita, Texas. Agents observed the truck leaving the bank of the Rio Grande River at a high rate of speed. As agents approached the vehicle, the driver abandoned the truck and absconded into Mexico. The marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.

Reported on December 8, 2010

San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents rescued a national of Mexico near Dulzura, California. Agents encountered the subject in a remote, mountainous area suffering from a compound fracture of the leg. Border Patrol emergency medical technicians stabilized the subject and evacuated her to a helicopter extraction point. The subject was airlifted to a local hospital and admitted for treatment.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 230 pounds of marijuana near Douglas, Arizona. Agents observed an ultra light aircraft enter the United States from Mexico, and with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine air assets, identified a suspected drop zone. Agents responded to the drop zone and recovered the marijuana. The ultra light aircraft was observed flying south into Mexico.

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  • bigkahuna

    Prayers to his family….and The blood of this mans hands is on Obama and congress…mainly the liberals who refuse to deal ith this. Bastages all of them

  • Andreas K.

    It’s official. The US is at war.

  • Derek

    You may or may not be interested to know that a fundamentalist christian blog called ‘conservapedia’ has stolen you logo. They are hosting here – http://www.conservapedia.com/File:Rightlogo.jpg – and dishonestly claiming ‘fair use’.

    Peace.

  • enoughisenough

    They have now crossed THE line. Any man with cojones would do something about this…… but we have Obama

  • Chisum

    The border is secured! The Wonce said so. But for some reason he hasn’t found the time (or maybe the courage) to visit Arizona’s border.

    He would have to acknowledge the lie.

    BO is a disgrace!

  • moron

    Charges should be filed against Eric Holder, the DOJ, Barry Obama, Nancy Pelosi.

  • paul52

    We need air cav units on that border… NOW. Cobra gunships locked and loaded. Shoot first and ask questions later. SHAME on alBama, Eric Holder, and the DOJ. Do we not remain a sovereign nation, allowed to secure OUR borders?

  • wtd

    Prayers go out to family, friends and co-workers of Brian A. Terry.

    Andreas K . . Rome burns while Napolitano and this administration fiddles

    USBP Weekly Blotter: December 2 – December 8

    Reported on December 2, 2010

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana, a minivan, and arrested a United States Citizen (USC) near Runn, Texas, pursuant to a vehicle stop.

    Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Douglas, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject was a registered sex offender and had been previously removed from the United States.

    Reported on December 3, 2010

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,187 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet van near San Juan, Texas. Agents observed several subjects loading suspected narcotics into the van near the Rio Grande River. The van left the river area and drove north until the driver observed responding agents. The driver abandoned the vehicle and absconded across the river into Mexico. The marijuana was found in the vehicle.

    Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a USC for alien smuggling near Douglas, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history, including prior convictions for sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor in the state of Arizona.

    Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 3,750 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Nogales, Arizona. The driver presented himself for inspection and a scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle. A subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

    Reported on December 4, 2010

    El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Ocotillo, California. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for lewd acts with a child under 14 in the state of California, and had been previously removed from the United States.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,234 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,198 pounds of marijuana and a Ford minivan near Weslaco, Texas. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a suspected smuggling load, and the driver of the vehicle failed to yield. Shortly thereafter, the driver abandoned the vehicle and absconded. Agents discovered the marijuana inside the vehicle. Records checks revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Mexico.

    Reported on December 5, 2010

    El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Sunland Park, New Mexico. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sureño gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 4,458 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested two USCs at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subjects presented themselves for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A search of the trailer uncovered the marijuana.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,330 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,917 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Sarita, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

    Reported on December 6, 2010

    El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,186 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala at the traffic checkpoint near Westmoreland, California. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search by agents revealed the marijuana.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Brownsville, Texas. The subject was identified as a member of the Mexican Mafia gang and records checks revealed he had been previously removed from the United States.

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,113 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the vehicle and a search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

    Reported on December 7, 2010

    El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Paisa gang. Records checks revealed the subject had been previously removed from the United States./

    Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,563 pounds of marijuana and a Ford pickup truck near La Casita, Texas. Agents observed the truck leaving the bank of the Rio Grande River at a high rate of speed. As agents approached the vehicle, the driver abandoned the truck and absconded into Mexico. The marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.

    Reported on December 8, 2010

    San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents rescued a national of Mexico near Dulzura, California. Agents encountered the subject in a remote, mountainous area suffering from a compound fracture of the leg. Border Patrol emergency medical technicians stabilized the subject and evacuated her to a helicopter extraction point. The subject was airlifted to a local hospital and admitted for treatment.

    Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 230 pounds of marijuana near Douglas, Arizona. Agents observed an ultra light aircraft enter the United States from Mexico, and with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine air assets, identified a suspected drop zone. Agents responded to the drop zone and recovered the marijuana. The ultra light aircraft was observed flying south into Mexico.

  • chris

    Hello? Secretary Incompetano?

    Is the sytem working, Madam Homeland Insecurity?

    Hello? Anyone? Bueller?

    Gee, how dare our armed, bloodthirsty, power-crazy agents accost these pure-as-the-driven-snow (or was that a pile of coke that I see?) undocoumented future upright citizens (and Democratic voters) and provoke such an unfortunate man-caused-disaster?

    Serious prayers for all the family and the safety of our other Border Patrol agents who are left swinging in the policital winds (winds mostly emminating from our politicians’ pie holes).

    May swift and final(!) justice be meeted out to the murders.

  • Grayrider

    Devestating. May you rest in peace Agent Terry. We shall demand your killers are brought to justice. We shall demand secure borders and an end to illegal immigration.

  • vityaz

    Until everyone has lost a member of the family or a friend to the southern invasion or the jihad, no real action will be taken.

  • olm

    The Holder justice department is too busy suing a school district in Chicago for not allowing a teacher to go to the Middle East, Homeland Security too busy looking at naked Americans and fricking Obama has parties to attend.
    I’m not sure I can get much more disgusted.

  • BurmaShave

    Will Zippy and his sidekick J.N. give a d***?

    Don’t bet on it.

    13 killed at Fort Hood did not make a particle of difference.

  • Stu Strickler

    I express my sympathy to the family. I also express my rage to the obama incompetent boobs that allow this BS to continue! Yes, every [email protected] one of you idiots that think we need to make these illegals citizens!

  • Oldpuppymax

    Expect the media to portray the victim as an evil racist who, frankly, got what he deserved. Can’t insult all of those future democrat voters and welfare recipients after all.

  • bigkahuna

    There needs to be military on the border.. Build a base there so they can train along the border for middle east training…give them a shoot on site order.

    Practice bombing runs as well.. How damn hard can it be to defend an open freaking border.

    Pathetic jerk off in chief needs to be impeached and then hung from his tiny little ballsack on the border for all to see.

  • Granny

    Nothing to see down there folks. Those are just poor, downtrodden peasants trying to make a buck mowing our lawns! The REAL threats are granny and the nuns trying to get on a plane! Strip search them!

  • RedBeard

    Democrats: “We don’t care. We need those fine murderous folks as new Dem voters.”

  • 2011herewecome!

    God be with you Agent Terry.

    Noted, most of the captured have been previously removed from the United State! We are spinning wheels! obummer and company are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for this agents murder.

  • bg

    ++

    condolences & prayers going out to the Terry family.. 🙁

    and many others as well..

    New Immigration Research

    ==

  • templar knight

    Meanwhile, my son finds out today which unit he will deploy to Afghanistan with, either the 101 or 4ID. I would much rather he deploy on the Mexican border, but the criminals now in charge at the WH, the Congress, and the DOJ prefer to set more land aside for the drug and human smugglers to use. In the new bill Dingy Harry introduced yesterday, more land on the southern border is designated wilderness, preventing any enforcement by the Border Patrol. And, of course, American citizens are warned off using the land for recreation as signs posted by the US Government tells them it is too dangerous, in effect ceding the land to foreign drug gangs. We are screwed again by our own government, and I’m getting damn tired of it.

  • bobdog

    And how many of those apprehended were released without charges and voluntarily returned to Mexico? All of them, or what?

    I’d last about five minutes as a Border Control officer. How these guys can do this day after day, when they know that almost none of the people they apprehend are held accountable for major crimes are prosecuted is beyond me. I don’t know how they can put up with the futility of it all.

  • Mac

    From the same administration that gave AZ a murdered rancher, and signs warning Americans of danger 30 miles from Phoenix, they have now given a dead Border Patrol agent.

  • Strangernfiction

    I’ve read a couple of the comments, and while I agree with the outrage I think there seems to be some confusion. There seems to be some assumption that our government has some interest in protecting us. They don’t. To the extent that they as a collective (there are obviously a few exceptions) have an interest in anything besides themselves, it is to destroy us.

  • VeryConcerned

    This is a Christmas present to Terry’s family and friends from president Obama and the Obama administration. More presents from the regime to come as violence escalates and more Americans are sure to be murdered because of Obama and his lack of leadership.

    This is madness! No! This is Barack Obama’s America!

  • MM

    The stories and pictures of the Mexican drug war at blogdelnarco.com are disturbing.
    *Warning to anyone that can’t handle very graphic photo’s*
    Nobody is reporting how bad it really is there. How long do we have to tolerate our government’s absolute refusal to protect our border.

  • Noah

    I hope his family sue the Government for this.. And I hope you ever we get in office in 2012 goes after Mexico..

  • Stuart

    MM #26 How long do we have to tolerate our government’s absolute refusal to protect our borders?
    We will continue to ignore the border until something really tragic occurs involving the loss of say 3000 lives. Then Holder can find a way to blame it on the Republican led congress and demand the severe curtailing of civil liberties for everyone, especially white people.

  • greenfairie

    An acceptable human sacrifice for the greater good of the Hispanic vote and a Socialist hegemony forever.

  • Chisum

    Were the shooters fat? Then they would be a national security threat. Right POTUS?

  • Silver Bullet

    Minutemen on the border? We can’t allow that. Nothing to see there.

    Homeland security in Wal-Mart? Never know when we might see something suspicious.

  • the politicans won’t do anything about border security because they don’t want to anger the hispanic voter. what about the non-hispanic vote. when are they going to care if they anger that vote. they will never care as long as we let them take that vote for granted. the reason most people come to the united states is to go on the dole. yes they may work but they also collect. the politican loves the dole vote. as long as the check comes it is a vote they get no matter how bad they are. we are never going to stop this colonization unless we take our money back from the politican. as long as we allow the politicans to confiscate out income and dole it out to buy their way into office this is going to continue until the country collapses.

  • db4usa

    Condolences to the family of the brave agent. I wonder how many terrorists from the middle east are able to walk across our southern border as well? This flood of humanity needs to be stopped. It’s obvious that we need more presence on the border. But it’s going to take a unity this country has not seen in a long time to get the job done. I think if the citizens took up the cause as they did during the Villa raids, the Feds might actually be forced to do something impressive. Hopefully not like Blackjack Pershing did.
    db

  • There are groups of people that have been trying to raise the alarm on this issue for years. Rancher Rob Krentz was killed. Now Agent Terry. How many have to die before the government will address this threat?

    Check out the videos here on the situation in Arizona.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TruthOnTheBorder?feature=mhum

    The website peopleforwesternheritage.com also has a lot of good information on this issue. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) is trying to pass MORE wilderness legislation which creates havens for the drug cartels, human smugglers and bandits. This irresponsible action must stop.

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