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Arizona Sen. John McCain statement on fatal border shooting

Arizona Sen. John McCain released the following statement after a Border Patrol agent, Nicholas Ivie, was shot and killed Tuesday morning. Another agent was wounded.

The statement below has not been altered in any way.

“Early this morning, agents from the U.S. Border Patrol were involved in a shooting near Naco, Arizona. Initial reports indicate that one agent was killed and another seriously injured. While the investigation is still in its early stages, today’s events are a tragic reminder of the threats that Border Patrol agents face every day in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with these agents, their families, and all those in the Border Patrol community.”