Posted 6:19 AM 10/2/2012 : Homeland Security says Border Patrol agent killed
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
The agents were shot while patrolling in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, according to the Border Patrol.
The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital after being shot in the ankle and buttocks, according to Homeland Security.
Authorities have not identified the agents who were assigned to the Naco, Ariz., station about 100 miles southeast of Tucson.
The last U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot on duty was Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits near the border in December 2010. The shooting was later linked to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.
The border patrol station in Naco was recently named after Terry.
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