Suspected Shooter in 2010 US Border Agent Killing Arrested

Suspect in Brian Terry's Murder Arrested

He was arrested at a ranch on the Sinaloa and Chihuahua border in Mexico.

Osorio-Arellanes allegedly used a gun that was supplied by the USA government in a failed gun-tracking operation.

Instead, the ATF managed to "lose track" of more than 1,400 out of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy, leading to deadly consequences on both sides of the border. Of course, this does not include the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

A man who allegedly shot and killed a Border Patrol agent in Arizona several years ago was reportedly arrested in Mexico on Wednesday.

Osorio-Arellanes was one of two men who remained fugitives in the killing. Four others involved in Terry's death have been sentenced in federal court on murder charges.

Authorities found two of these guns at the scene where Terry died, sparking political outrage.

He admitted that on the night of December 14, 2010, he and four others were looking for drug traffickers to rob of marijuana.

"This latest arrest illustrates the commitment of the administration to seek justice for the fearless law enforcement personnel who risk their lives every day to protect the border", he added.

Mexican authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting dead a USA border guard in 2010 and intend to extradite him to the United States, prosecutors said.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was arrested in Mexico Wednesday in a joint operation of Mexican and American law enforcement agencies, the sources said.

That's a mountainous region noted for drug activity. A previous suspect in Terry's death was held for two years before he was extradited to the United States.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to comment officially.

Verza reported from Mexico City.

Fox News was first to report the arrest, which the USA marshal for Arizona confirmed to The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/2p8y1mp ). It had offered a $250,000 reward for Osorio-Arellanes.

Terry's death, it will be remembered, blew the cover off the gun-walking scandal known as Fast and Furious. "Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, you might recall, was held in contempt of Congress after failing to turn over documents in their investigation into the "Fast and Furious" operation," he added. Another man, Manual Osorio-Arellanes, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2014.

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