Injured BP agent released from hospital

SIERRA VISTA — The U.S. Border Patrol agent wounded in the shooting that resulted in the death of another agent yesterday morning has been released from the hospital, the agency announced this morning.

The injured agent was airlifted to a Tucson hospital from the scene, about seven miles east of Bisbee and five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, after he and two other agents were shot at by unknown assailants.

Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, was killed in the attack.

The third agent was not injured during the incident, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. when the agents from the Brian Terry Station in Naco went to the area to investigate a ground sensor alert.

Ivie was a native of Provo, Utah and joined the U.S. Border Patrol in Jan. 2008.

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