Oct 4, 2012 7:14 PM

Investigators can't rule out possible friendly fire in Agent Ivie's death

TUCSON - News 4 Tucson has confirmed through NBC News that investigators cannot rule out the possibility of friendly fire in Agent Nicholas Ivie's death. However, officially they are not drawing any conclusions as it is still early in the investigation.

News 4 Tucson has also received official word from the Mexican government confirming two arrests in connection to the death of Agent Ivie. Lydia Antonio, a spokeswoman for the Mexican embassy to the U.S. released a statement saying, "We arrested two individuals yesterday suspected of being involved in the attack on the Border Patrol agents. Given that there is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment further, except to say that the Mexican government will continue working shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. authorities to bring those responsible to justice."

Meanwhile, a high-ranking law enforcement official in Mexico told News News 4 Tucson the suspects are being held in a facility in Agua Prieta, Sonora, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

The FBI, who is leading the investigation into Agent Ivie's death, said they are aware of the reports however they are unable to confirm the information due to the on-going nature of the investigation.


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