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Investigators Still Puzzled Over Shooting that Killed Border Patrol Agent

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 As investigators continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent in the border town of Naco, Ariz., another agent who was shot during the incident was released from the hospital Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The wounded agent, who still has not been named, was shot in the buttocks and leg.

Some details have emerged: Nicholas Ivie, 30, who was fatally shot, was responding with two other agents to an unusual sensor reading designed to alert officials of border activity, the LA Times reported.

But a lot remains unclear: Who shot the agents? Did the agents return fire?

Investigators combed the area Wednesday in search of clues.

FBI, Local Police Probe Fatal Shooting of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Investigators in helicopters and on ATVs and horseback scoured the desert near the U.S.-Mexico line Tuesday to piece together what happened when a Border Patrol agent was fatally shot and his partner wounded in Arizona, the Associated Press reports.

Authorities identified the slain agent as Nicholas Ivie, 30, who lived in Sierra Vista with his wife and two young daughters.

The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday in the rugged area of Naco, about 100 miles from Tucson.

It’s still unclear what happened, but authority the FBI and local police believe more than one gunman was involved, the AP reported.

The last time an agent was fatally shot was in 2010, when a shooting broke out with Mexican bandits.

Border Patrol Station Opening in Arizona, Honors Fallen Agent Brian Terry

Steve Neavlng
ticklethewire.com

 A grand opening is planned Tuesday for the U.S. Border Patrol’s new station in Naco, Arizona, the Associated Press reports.

The station will honor Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December 2010 in a gun skirmish with armed Mexican bandits on the U.S. side of the Arizona and Mexican border, the AP reported.

Terry’s death became one of the key focuses of the an investigation into the government’s botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The new station can accommodate more tha 450 agents and support employees.