Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona
December 15, 2010
ARIZONA – The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that one of its agents has been killed in Southern Arizona.
Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu confirmed the agent’s death but had very few details to release Wednesday morning.
The agent has been identified as Brian Terry, according to KVOA.com.
At least four suspects are in custody, while another one is still being pursued, according to Nogales International.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss. 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,” U.S. Customs and Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin said in a statement.
KOLD-TV in Tucson reports the incident occurred just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Peck Canyon area north of Nogales.
Cantu tells The Associated Press the FBI is investigating the agent’s death.