Two arrested in agent shootingBy Trisha Maldonado
The U.S. Embassy of Mexico has confirmed apprehension of two unknown suspects in the shooting and killing of Naco Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie.
“We arrested two individuals yesterday suspected of being involved in the attack on the Border Patrol agents. Given that there is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment further, except to say that the Mexican government will continue working shoulder to shoulder with U.S. authorities to bring those responsible to justice,” Spokeswomen for the Mexican Embassy, Lydia Antonio said.
Speculations had been made late Wednesday afternoon but neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) nor the Mexican Consul would confirm until today.
Agent Ivie, 30, was shot and killed and another agent sustained non-life threatening wounds early Tuesday morning.
Ivie, was killed after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near mile maker 352 on Highway 80, 15 miles west of Douglas and seven miles north of the border.
Agent Ivie was a native of Provo, Utah and joined the U.S. Border Patrol in January 2008.
He leaves behind his wife Christy and two daughters one and three.
The other unidentified Border Patrol agent that sustained non-life threatening wounds has been released from the hospital.
“As they (agents) were walking up the trail, they reported taking gunfire,” Cochise County Sheriff’s spokeswomen Carol Capas said.
The investigation is being led by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) and the FBI.
As of today FBI, Border Patrol agents from Naco and Douglas, CCSO and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are still at the location continuing their investigation.