| Border |

Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting Near Bisbee

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

UPDATE: Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, has been identified as the agent who was killed this morning. Ivie joined the Border Patrol in January 2008. The other agent is in stable condition, Border Patrol says.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another one was wounded in a shooting this morning near Bisbee.

The agents were stationed at the Border Patrol station in Naco, which is named after slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

A Border Patrol spokesman says the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. today.

Details of the shooting are light at this point, but the agents were reportedly responding to a sensor alarm that had gone off near the border.

There weren't any suspects when initial reports came out, and the identities of the agents haven't been released. Border Patrol says the name of the slain agent will be released once his next-of-kin is notified.

The agent wounded in the shooting was hospitalized after being shot in the ankle and buttocks.

Agent Brian Terry -- whose 2010 death has been linked to the "Fast and Furious" operation -- was actually killed near Nogales, although the Naco station bears his name.

Border Patrol says the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office are leading the investigation.

Stay tuned for updates.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.