Border Patrol Agent Shot and Killed
NACO, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say no arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico line.
Thirty-year-old Nicholas Ivie (EYE'-vee) and a colleague were on patrol in the desert near Naco, Ariz., about 100 miles from Tucson, when shooting broke out shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. The Border Patrol said the second agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks, and was reported to be in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities have not identified the agent who was wounded, nor did they say whether any weapons were seized at the site of the shooting.
At a news conference in Naco, an FBI official said the agency still was processing the crime scene and it might take several days to complete.
Authorities suspect that more than one person fired at the agents.