Set Back in FBI Probe into Murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

By Allan Lengel

In what appears to be a major setback, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix has concluded that three men arrested in connection with the December fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona were not involved in the shootout, the Arizona Republic reported.

The paper reported that all three men were going to plead guilty to illegal entry into the U.S. and be deported.

Terry, a members of the Border Patrol’s elite tactical unit, BORTAC, was killed after confronting a group of bandits outside outside Rio Rico in southern Arizona.

The Arizona Republic reported that Robbie Sherwood, a U.S. Attorney spokesman, said the FBI found “no evidence tying these three individuals to the shooting. . . . We continue to devote significant resources and manpower to this investigation. This investigation is extremely active and progressing.”

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