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Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry Killed in Shootout in Southern Arizona


Agent Brian A. Terry, 40, was shot and killed late Tuesday in a shootout near Rio Rico, Arizona, north of the Arizona-Mexico border while trying to catch offender who target illegal immigrants.

The shootout occurred just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Peck Canyon area north of Nogales.


At least four suspects are in custody and another is still being pursued.

Brian Terry was a member of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) special response team.

He grew up near Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Flat Rock High School in 1988.

Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 20,878 at the 2000 census. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 20,833. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County.

Nogales, Arizona, borders the city of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest international border town. The southern terminus of Interstate 19 is located in Nogales at the U.S.-Mexico border; the highway continues south into Mexico as Mexico Federal Highway 15.

Nogales, is a city and its surrounding municipality on the northern border of the Mexican State of Sonora. The municipality covers an area of 1,675 km², and borders to the north the city of Nogales, Arizona, United States, across the U.S.-Mexico border. As of 2000, the census reported that Nogales had a population of 159,103 people, representing approximately 50% growth from 1990. According to some sources, the real population was then about 290,000


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