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Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Under Investigation in Fatal Shooting of Family Member

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

An off-duty Border Patrol agent is under investigation after he says he accidentally shot a family member in Arizona on Wednesday evening. 

Police arrived to find the 26-year-old victim unresponsive at a home in Sierra Vista, with a gunshot wound to the torso, shortly before 8 p.m., KOLD-TV reports.

The victim, identified as Jacob Sellers of Michigan, was pronounced dead about an hour later at Canyon Vista Medical Center. He was visiting family members at the time. 

Police said the shooter is Stevan Djordjevic, a 44-year-old Border Patrol agent. 

No charges have been filed as of Thursday. 

Quick-Acting Border Patrol Agent Helps Save Life of 77-Year-Old Neighbor

border patrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A quick-acting Border Patrol agent and his daughter helped save the life of a 77-year-old woman who had a heart attack.

The woman collapsed on a sidewalk outside of the home of Agent Robert Hughes, of the Douglas Border Patrol Station, Tucson News Now reports. 

Hughes performed CPR on the woman, and soon after, his daughter, Sydney Sandoval assisted her father. She is a certified EMT.

The elderly woman, who had been walking her dog when she collapsed, survived because of the agent’s and his daughter’s actions, according to the Sierra Vista Police Department.

“This act of heroism is an example of the kindness and compassion that Border Patrol agents embody within our communities,” said Tucson Sector’s Chief Border Patrol Agent Paul Beeson.

ATF Creating 7 New Groups to Cut Flow of Illegal Weapons to Mexico

Ken Melson and Dennis Burke/atf photo
Ken Melson and Dennis Burke/atf photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — ATF is creating seven new anti-gunrunner groups around the country to try and cut the flow of illegal firearms to Mexico.

In announcing the new move, ATF said it was placing the groups “along traditional and newly-discovered firearms trafficking routes and hubs” in Atlanta, Dallas, Brownsville, Tex., Las Vegas, Miami, Oklahoma City and Sierra Vista, Az.

The groups are being created as a result of the 2010 emergency supplemental appropriation for border security. ATF received $37.5 million for Project Gunrunner to halt the flow of illegal guns to Mexico, the agency said.

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