TUCSON, Ariz. — A suspect in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol
agent has been extradited from Mexico and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in
Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Ivan Soto-Barraza has been indicted on
first-degree murder and other charges.
The slaying is at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling
probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.
Prosecutors say Soto-Barraza is among five men charged in the Dec. 14, 2010
death of Agent Brian Terry near the Arizona border city of Nogales.
Terry allegedly was killed when armed robbers targeting marijuana smugglers
opened fire on agents.
The death brought to light the federal government’s botched gun smuggling
investigation in which they planned to track guns sold to criminals who were
buying them for weapon smugglers.