Two US border agents were shot today in Arizona near the checkpoint where agent Brian Terry was murdered in 2010.
One border agent was killed in the shooting.
FOX News reported:
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in an area in south Arizona known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, authorities said.
The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. local time and about 8 miles from the border.
The injured agent was airlifted to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The injured agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Department of Homeland Security said.
The search for the killer is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
Two weeks ago, the station was named after Brian Terry, who died in a shootout in December 2010 not far from Tuesday’s shooting. Terry was the last agent fatally shot while on duty.
The agents were shot while patrolling in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, according to the Border Patrol.
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