Slain Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie died from friendly fire
Arizona guv plans to attend service for former Provo resident
Initial reports from U.S. and local officials blamed the shootings on armed criminals. Mexican police said Thursday that they arrested two suspects in a Mexican military operation in the city of Agua Prieta, in Mexico's northern Sonora state, a few miles from where Ivie was shot, Reuters reported.
Ivie's death marked the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits who killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010 and spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation.
Twenty-six Border Patrol agents have died in the line of duty since 2002.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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