Four arrested for murder of Arizona border patrol agent

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Four suspects are in custody Wednesday and another one is being sought after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed Tuesday on the Arizona-Mexico border, a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

“Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed after he encountered several suspects near Rio Rico, Arizona,” the statement said. “Agent Terry’s murder is a tragic reminder of the ever-present dangers U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, Air & Marine and Border Patrol agents face as they protect our nation’s borders.”

FBI Special Agent Manuel J. Johnson said agents were patrolling a very remote and rugged area just north of the border town of Nogales Tuesday night when they encountered several armed individuals.

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