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-- -- amid progress into the investigation.
Into a deny these death.
And are looking into the possibility that it was a tragic accident.
As a result of friendly fire.
It was a fog of war incident that led to Border Patrol agent Nicholas IDs death.
Deadly confusion in the darkness were approximately.
Two miles south of where.
I'm Asian -- was was shot and killed for instance -- bullets right here.
And what we're doing here is we're just showing you how difficult it is to actually picked up.
On the illegal aliens when they're walking through this stuff Border Patrol agents and union representatives Brandon Judd and art they'll -- though give us an exclusive tour of the Tucson sector.
Not -- station where the tragic shooting occurred in southeastern Arizona.
Right behind you is is one of the roads we try to keep me in between us it's about two miles until they get to highway eighty.
And we need to we need to apprehend them.
I'm prior to them didn't I we need because once they get past highway eighty.
The land just opens wide open in the -- it's nearly impossible to get him after the there has been progress in securing the southern border 57%.
Is now considered under effective control especially in California.
But the drug cartels have found a weak spot here along the Arizona line that they continue to exploit.
As you can see around us on this is the area where there are several different mountain slopes.
And right up there at the top of that peak where you see two -- come together at the bottom of those peaks is what we call saddle.
It was in between a saddle.
-- that a trail led up where agent hiding losses life nationwide 26 Border Patrol agents have lost their lives since 2002.
-- is the first to die from friendly fire this was the middle of the night 1 o'clock in the morning when this incident occurred so.
Good chance of missed them -- That's correct there is no lighting up -- accept what letting them won't actually would give you.
And whatever last night's rain typically -- -- The shoot out occurred in the notorious drug corridor where frequently outnumbered agents try to flush suspects into the arms of fellow agents and in an attempt to track them in the middle we have to.
Do the best that we can't tried to arrest as many people as we can and one of the things we try to do is kind of arrangement between the situations and and that's very well might have played -- in what happened here.
The two awaiting agents took defensive postures with -- who is about twenty yards away.
Each believing that silhouette pointing a weapon was a bad guy they started firing.
It's amazing that we've gone this many years.
Without seeing more incidents like this it is unclear who -- the sensor that alerted the agents.
But it has been definitively established that no one other than the agents was at the scene when the gunfire erupted the USA and representative of these agents have concerns about the fact that there are so many.
New agents -- A lack of experience.
Out in the field.
Do you think that came into play here -- -- that can play here we have approximately 161000 foundations.
Of those agents.
The vast majority of them are our five years under.
That's a very very.
Inexperienced workforce Jeffery self commander of customs and border protections joint deal.
Man Friday night if -- investigation.
Ultimately reaches that conclusion that changes -- -- -- -- backs.
That -- -- -- gave the ultimate sacrifice.
And died serving this country.
Daddy died in the line of duty and will be honored this judge -- his final act of serve.
For agent -- -- the intense political pressure to beef up border security -- some of the blame for agent IDs unnecessary death what's.
The most upsetting thing and thing that you want to learn from this tragic situation.
More training should be available to the agents the training and now.
Good report Craig tell me exactly where you are right now.
Right now may not know -- Arizona which is to your screen right and to.
My right your left is -- -- Mexico now according to Border Patrol.
This area is one of the busiest in the nation for.
Illicit activity going across the border into America -- -- lights flickering there Craig bowed well before I lose you had the agents respond when they heard it was a friendly fire.
While the mood was very somber there is a briefing held ironically in the Brian Terry station.
Renamed within a month to honor the slain agent and they were approximately.
Agents from customs and Border Patrol.
And when they confirmed that this was a green on green incidents you know Border Patrol agents Wear those green uniforms.
No one said a word they aired just left the room according to the agent so there was the worst thing that they could find out.
Is that the life of one of their own was taken to -- in this communication.
And friendly fire from a creditor banks.
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