TexasGOPVote.com reported about the murder of yet another US Border Patrol Agent. In the darkness of night, Tuesday night (12/14) another US Border Patrol Agent was gunned down and killed along the Arizona/Mexico Border. Agent Brian A. Terry was patrolling a region of the border called the Peckwell/Rio Ricco sector with an undetermined number of other US Border Patrol Agents when they came acorss five suspects. The suspects opened fire on the agents. During the firefight, Agent Terry was shot and later pronounced dead from his injuries.
During a conversation with the Phoenix FBI office, I learned one of the suspects was shot and later transported to the hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. FBI spokesperson, Brenda Nath, told me they do not currently know (or aren’t releasing) the details of the suspects as to who they are or why they opened fire on the Border Patrol Agents. Nath said, “In addition to the hospitalized suspect, three other suspects are in custody and one is still at large. It is not currently known which suspect shot Agent Terry.” The FBI will be leading this investigation and promised to keep us informed of new information as it becomes available.
The US Border Patrol released the following statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss,” said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. “Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act.”
National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner said Terry was waiting with three other agents in a remote area north of Nogales when a gun battle began. This account has not been confirmed by the US Border Patrol, but seems to be consistent with Agent Terry’s assignments.
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