FBI Rules Out Friendly Fire in BP Agent’s Death

The FBI has determined that three of the four men detained by the Border Patrol on the night Agent Brian Terry was killed have no connection with the shooting death. According to Brady McCombs of the Arizona Daily Star:

FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson said Tuesday that there is no evidence at all that Terry was shot and killed by fellow Border Patrol agents during the deadly gunfight with bandits northwest of Nogales. His statement puts to rest one aspect of speculation about the events that led to Terry’s death.

The clearing of the three illegal immigrants from Mexico – who are pleading guilty to immigration charges and being set up for deportation this week – leaves one man in custody who was arrested the night of the shootout.

He is a 34-year-old Mexican man who was wounded in the shootout, Border Patrol officials said. He is charged with illegal re-entry after deportation and is awaiting a trial scheduled for March 8, said Heather Williams of the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tucson. Williams said she has not been notified if the U.S. Attorney’s Office plans to charge him in connection with the shooting…