Suspect in 2010 Border Patrol agent's murder located, arrested

According to Fox News, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Border Patrol and the USA marshals participated in the task force that took Osorio-Arellanes, whom authorities believe shot and killed Terry, into custody.

Fox News said US and Mexican authorities found Osorio-Arellanes at a ranch near the border of Sinaloa and Chihuahua.

The government has heavily pursued prosecution of the men involved in the killing.

It's not yet known if, or when, Osorio-Arellanes will be extradited to the USA for prosecution.

Two of those weapons were found at the site of the gun battle that left Terry dead.

The FBI has been offering a $250,000 reward for information that led to Osorio-Arellanes' location and arrest.

The operation set off a political firestorm, and then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation.

Robert Heyer, Terry's cousin and chairman of the Brian Terry Foundation, said through a spokesman that the Terry family is not commenting due to the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation.

Terry was killed on December 14, 2010 in a gunfight between Border Patrol agents and members of a five-man cartel "rip crew", which regularly patrolled the desert along the U.S. -Mexico border looking for drug dealers to rob.

They encountered a five-man group of suspected marijuana bandits and identified themselves as police in trying to arrest them. They responded by firing from AK-47-type assault rifles.

A jury in Tucson in October 2015 found two men, Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza and Ivan Soto-Barraza, guilty on murder and other charges.

Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed that the man, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was convicted in the State of California for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child for which he was sentenced to 2 years in prison. He was not present during the shooting but is accused of assembling the rip crew.

  • Leroy Wright