[Updated at 7:34 p.m. ET] This week's fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent and the wounding of another was likely the result of friendly fire, the FBI said Friday.
"While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," said James Turgal, special agent in charge of the FBI's Phoenix division.
[Posted at 3:02 p.m. ET] The FBI is looking into the possibility that the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent and the wounding of another near the U.S.-Mexican border may have been the result of "friendly fire," a law enforcement official said Friday.
Border Patrol agents came under fire Tuesday near Naco, Arizona, after responding to a sensor that had gone off nearby. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was killed.FULL STORY