In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, law enforcement officers gather at a command post in the desert near Naco, Ariz., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, after a Border Patrol agent was shot to death near the U.S.-Mexico line. The agent, Nicholas Ivie, 30, and a colleague were on patrol about 100 miles from Tucson, when shooting broke out shortly before 2 a.m., the Border Patrol said. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Gabriel Guerrero)
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says the FBI is investigating the possibility that the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire.
The official says the probe is looking into whether the two men exchanged gunfire Tuesday in the mistaken belief that each was being fired on by a hostile gunman. The shooting occurred near Bisbee, Ariz.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation.
At FBI headquarters, spokesman Chris Allen declined to comment.
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