Thursday, October 4, 2012



Note: As of 0900 AZ time, today we still are not, rpt, not able to
confirm story

2 suspects arrested in border agent's death
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 3:57 PM MST
Updated: Oct 04, 2012 5:03 AM MST
Posted by Breann Bierman - email
Posted by Phil Benson - email

CBS 5 News has independently confirmed two suspects have been
detained in Mexico in connection with the killing of a U.S. Border
Patrol agent.

A highly-placed source verified the pair were detained in Naco, Mexico.

Earlier, a Reuters' report said the suspects were detained in a
Mexican military operation in the city of Agua Prieta, in Mexico's
northern Sonora state, a few miles from the spot where Nicholas Ivie,
30, was shot dead early on Tuesday.

Another agent who was wounded has been released from the hospital.

CBS 5 News received a written statement late Wednesday afternoon from
the Consulate of Mexico in Douglas, AZ. It said:

"The Government of Mexico has been in constant communication with its
U.S. counterparts since it received notification of the incident
where a Border Patrol agent sadly lost his life, and offered and has
been providing all its support in the investigations that are being
carried out. Given that there is an ongoing investigation, we have no
additional comment at this time." -Socorro Córdova, State Press
Attaché, Mexican Consular Network in Arizona

Ivie's family is planning to hold a news conference at 10 a.m.
Thursday in Sierra Vista. will carry the briefing live.

Kevin Goates, the family spokesman, said, "The Ivie family would like
to thank all of those who have expressed their support and
condolences as they deal with the loss of Nicholas, a father,
husband, brother and son. Nicholas served both his country and his
church with dedication and love and will be dearly missed by many."

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