Cmdr. Jeffrey Self, of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, flanked to his left by Acting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, releases a statement on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the Tucson Sector Headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. A preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting that killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and wounded another along the Arizona-Mexico border, the FBI said Friday, shaking up the probe into an incident that re-ignited the political debate over security on the border. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
FBI: Friendly fire likely in border shootings
By JACQUES BILLEAUD
Associated Press / October 6, 2012
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Twenty-six Border Patrol agents have died in the line of duty since 2002.
Associated Press writers Brian Skoloff in Phoenix, Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, N.M., and Olga R. Rodriguez in Mexico City contributed to this report.
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