Now if anybody is buying into this load of bull hockey, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I need you to see, too! Our people killed each other? They’re scared to death that the people will find out that they are getting us like shooting fish in a barrel and the people will do what the Feds refuse to do and that is secure the dumb border.
Friendly fire killed Border Patrol agent, sources tell NBC News
By Pete Williams, NBC News Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET
Investigators are preparing to announce that the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie in Arizona earlier this week was the result of friendly fire -- accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday.
The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said.
The FBI released a statement later on Friday confirming that preliminary evidence showed friendly fire was to blame in the shootings.
"While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," said James L. Turgal Jr., FBI spokesman, in a statement to NBC News. "At the appropriate time further information will be provided, but while the investigation continues it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time."