ICE agent killed in Mexico was assigned to Laredo
POSTED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:56pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Authorities are vowing to capture those
responsible for gunfire in Mexico that killed a U.S. agent assigned
to Laredo and wounded another.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that
Special Agent Jaime Zapata died a day earlier after assailants
opened fire on an SUV carrying the agents from Monterrey to Mexico
The Associated Press, citing U.S. officials who weren't authorized
to speak on the case, says the wounded agent is Victor
Avila. He's stable after being shot twice in the leg. Avila is back
in the United States.
Both agents were working with ICE's attache office in Mexico
Zapata was Brownsville native and 2005 graduate of the
University of Texas at Brownsville who joined ICE in 2006. Zapata
was a former Border Patrol agent in Yuma, Ariz.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)