$1M Reward for Suspects in BP Agent Death

Five individuals are wanted by the FBI after the December shooting of a Border Patrol agent.

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Jul 9, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM PDT
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of five suspects in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

Brian Terry was killed in 2010 during a firefight with the five suspects who had entered the country illegally from Mexico, according to a statement from the FBI.

Terry was shot and killed, and several other agents were injured, an indictment unsealed Monday alleges.

Suspects Manuel Osario-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Atrorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osario-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza are charged in the indictment.

Federal authorities charged the five individuals with Terry's death, in addition to 10 other counts.

"Agent Terry died in the line of duty while protecting his country," said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Laura E. Duffy. "But he was more than a federal agent – he was a son, a brother, a co-worker and a friend to many. The indictment unsealed today reflects the progress our dedicated law enforcement team has made piecing together this complex murder case."

The case is being prosecuted in Arizona by attorneys in Southern California and investigated by the FBI.

 

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