U.S. Border Patrol Agent Shot Dead on Arizona Border

Officials believe Agent Nicholas Ivy was killed by drug traffickers.
3:00 | 10/03/12

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We're learning more about the killing of a u.S. Border patrol agent along the mexico/arizona border on tuesday. Nicholas ivie, a husband and father of two children. Cecilia vega is there along the border. Good morning, cecilia. Reporter: Josh, good morning. This is one of the famous drug trafficking corridors. For that reason, investigators suspect what happened to agent ivie could be connected to narco trafficking. Just three miles from the u.S./Mexico border remains a crime scene. The land so rugged, so steep, helicopters have joined the federal officers hunting for whatever killed border patrol agent nicholas ivie. Nick ivie died in the line of duty. Reporter: Two others on patrol with ivie made it out alive. One agent was shot twice but is expected to survive. Another, uninjured. This dangerous stretch of border is known for human trafficking and drug smuggling. The flow of drugs is so pu pervasive, traffickers called it cocaine alley. Border patrol agents are remembering one of their own. While his wife mourns her husband, and father of two young daughters. He adored his children. Loved his wife. Wife loved him. It was all about his family. Reporter: Friends say ivie joined the border patrol because he loved horses. And patrolling on horseback was what he did until tuesday morning. This station was renamed in honor of brian terry, the border patrol agent who was killed in the fast and furious border control. Thank you for that. To the middle east, now, and a series of massive suicide

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