Border shooting probably a friendly fire tragedy
BISBEE — U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was fatally shot as a result of friendly fire earlier this week in a remote area of the desert in southern Cochise County, authorities announced Friday.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office called the event "a tragedy for the United States Border Patrol and all law enforcement agencies nationwide," in a statement issued Friday.
Ivie, 30, was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after he and two other agents responded to a ground sensor alert near mile marker 352 on Highway 80 about seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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