PHOENIX – The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire, the head of the Border Patrol agents union said Sunday.
The two sets of agents approached an area where a sensor had been activated from different directions early Tuesday and encountered each other in an area of heavy brush, National Border Patrol Council President George McCubbin said. Agent Nicholas Ivie apparently opened fire first and wounded one of the other agents.
2 dead, 3 abducted in NJ carjacking
A masked man carrying a gun and a machete entered a parked car and opened fire on five young adults inside, killing the driver and a passenger and wounding the others, then pushed aside the drivers body and drove off with four of the victims inside, Camden, N.J., authorities said Sunday.
It was not clear whether the gunman knew anyone in the car or what sparked the shooting late Saturday, Camden County prosecutors spokesman Jason Laughlin said. The gunman eventually fled and remained at large Sunday, authorities said.
Mom charged after toddler shot in crib
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have charged a mother with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 19-month-old boy hit by a gunshot in his crib.
The Allentown Morning Call reported that Holly Pallone, 26, was arraigned Sunday from Lehigh County prison on that charge, along with reckless endangerment.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers responding to a 911 call from a Slatington apartment late Saturday found Anthony Pallone Jr. with a gunshot wound. Investigators said the mother told officers she was planning to sell a gun and was unloading it when it fired.