- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that one of its agents has been killed in Southern Arizona.

Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu confirmed the agent’s death to the Associated Press Wednesday morning.

Mr. Cantu told KTVK-TV the agent is identified as Brian Terry. Mr. Cantu said Mr. Terry was shot and killed after confronting several suspects near Rio Rico north of Nogales. At least four people are in custody and possibly one more remains at large.

Mr. Cantu says the FBI and the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office is investigating the agent’s death.



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