.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie, shot dead in Arizona on Oct. 2, was apparently killed by fellow agents after he mistook them for smugglers, according to the Border Patrol agents' union and local Cochise County Sheriff Rod Rothrock. According to union president George McCubbin, Ivie and two other agents approached a tripped sensor, five miles north of the Mexico border, from different sides, and Ivie, thinking the approaching agents were Mexican drug smugglers, shot at them, wounding one; the agents fired back. Ivie, 30, died on the spot. He will be buried Monday.
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