Wednesday, October 3, 2012



More details emerge about border shooting
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 11:42 AM MST
Updated: Oct 03, 2012 12:06 PM MST
By John Ames - bio | email

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office has released more information
about yesterday's shooting in which Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie
was killed and another agent was wounded.

According to a news release from the Sheriff's office, a third agent
who was not injured in the attack was a female. The release did not
provide names of either of the surviving agents.

The injured agent was airlifted to University of Arizona Medical
Center and is in stable condition after surgery for non-life-
threatening injuries, the release said.

According to the release, the agents were attacked as they were
walking toward the crest of a hill seven miles east of Bisbee and
five miles north of the international border.

The release said that other Border Patrol agents were already
securing the scene when responding Sheriff's deputies arrived.

Agents from Borstar began tracking from signs found in the area. The
release did not give the results of that search.

The release did say that the Cochise County Sheriff's Office has no
confirmation that any suspects are in custody.

Note: Unless the moon is in a different phase on the border, there
should have been a good amount of moonlight at the time with a full
moon. But there is no doubt that weapons and equipment quickly make
their way from Mex. govt. to cartels.

Sheriff Babeu: Agent shooting suspects likely using military grade
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 9:35 AM MST
Updated: Oct 03, 2012 9:44 AM MST
By FOX 10 News - Staff Report

Border Patrol agent killed in the line of duty near Naco
After Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was killed and another agent
was injured, questions are being raised about how smugglers and drug
runners are able to attack agents in the desert during the dead of

Questions like: How were shooters able to fire on those border
agents, were they up close? What kind of equipment do smugglers and
drug runners have? Are agents up against night vision or military
grade equipment?

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu gave FOX 10 some insight on what's
going on in southern Arizona.

UPDATE: Man shot in pursuit did not fire at police
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:54am
Update 12:30 p.m.
SIERRA VISTA —New information from the sheriff's office and the
Bisbee Police Department has been released regarding this incident.

Both agencies are now reporting that the motorcycle operator, whose
identity has yet to be released, did not fire at Bisbee Police
officers following a high speed pursuit.
The miscommunication came about as a result of the initial radio
traffic reporting the incident, said Sgt. Taron Maddux of the Bisbee
Police Department.
The incident began shortly before 8:55 p.m. Tuesday when officers
responded to a call from a woman reporting that a man she had an
active protection order against was following her on a motorcycle.
The woman advised that she was approaching the traffic circle in
Bisbee, where officers saw the motorcycle operator following her and
attempted to make a traffic stop, according to a release from the
sheriff's office.
The motorcycle operator accelerated to speeds between 80 m.p.h. and
100 m.p.h. in the Warren residential area before turning south on
Airport Road and finally back west on Purdy Lane.
The man maintained these speeds as he crossed Naco Highway at Purdy
Lane before coming to a stop on the dirt portion of the road, where
he then turned the motorcycle around and drove back toward Bisbee
police officers.
He then reportedly drove at an officer standing beside the passenger
side of his vehicle. The officer fired two rounds at the man as he
drove directly at him, the sheriff's office reported.
The man drove east over Naco Highway before turning south toward
Newell Street and the Turquoise Valley Golf Course. He then dropped
the motorcycle and entered into a residence on Geisler Avenue. The
homeowner then called 911 to report the injured man.
The man was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson for
treatment and has since been released.
The Sierra Vista Police Department's Critical Incident Team has been
asked to investigate the shooting aspect of the incident, while the
Cochise County Sheriff's Office will be investigating the scene where
the motorcycle was abandoned and the residence on Geisler Avenue.
The sheriff's office has deferred releasing the man's name to Bisbee
police, who are awaiting the results of the investigations of the
other two agencies before releasing that information.
"What we're waiting for is both Sierra Vista and the Cochise County
Sheriff's Office to do their portion to see if there's also going to
be a charge of aggravated assault in addition to what we had that
initiated the pursuit," Maddux said.

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