Suspect in 2010 Border Patrol agent's murder located, arrested
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 10:08
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 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.