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
Mexico Arrests 2 for Killing of Border Patrol Agent
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)

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." (More Mexico stories.)

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