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shootout that left a Border Patrol agent dead have been
cleared by federal authorities of involvement in the shooting.
Robbie Sherwood, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office
in Arizona, says two of the immigrants pleaded guilty to
an immigration violation Tuesday and the third is expected
to do so today. They will be deported to Mexico.
Sherwood says in a written statement that there’s no evidence
tying the three to the Dec. 14 shooting.
The three immigrants from Mexico were arrested near Nogales
the day after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot.
Terry was waiting with other agents in a canyon 13 miles
north of the border when a shootout with bandits erupted.