Several sources report that Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was most likely killed by a gun from a fellow agent. NBC and several sources report that “accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said.”
Two Border Patrol Agents were shot in a gun battle east of Naco, Arizona in the early morning. At approximately 1:30 AM, the agents engaged in a shoot out, during a foot patrol. One died of injuries, while the surviving agent was airlifted to Tucson. A third agent was uninjured. Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, age 30, was killed at the scene. The three agents were patrolling a trail when two were shot approximately seven miles east of Bisbee, in a region with low hills and desert terrain.