Border Patrol agent shot and killedBy Trisha Maldonado
A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed and another sustained non-life threating wounds early Tuesday morning.
Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, 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.
Agent Ivie was a native of Provo, Utah and joined the U.S. Border Patrol in January 2008.
The other unidentified Border Patrol agent sustained non-life threatening wounds and was airlifted to a local hospital. He is reported in stable condition at this time.
“As they (agents) were walking up the trail, they reported taking gunfire,” Cochise County Sheriff’s spokeswomen Carol Capas said. “We have unknown suspect or suspects at this point.”
The incident investigation is being led by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Authorities are urging members of the public to report any activity they may have seen, and be on the lookout for anything suspicious by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.