Accused Gunman Arrested in ‘Fast and Furious’ Border Agent Slaying

4/12/2017 New York Times

handcuffsThe man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, a case tied to the government’s ill-fated “Fast and Furious” gun-running sting, was arrested on Wednesday in Mexico, according to the U.S. marshal for Arizona.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, the fifth of six Mexican drug cartel figures sought by U.S. authorities for the killing to be apprehended, was taken into custody on a ranch along the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua, U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said.

“The suspect was arrested without incident on Wednesday morning by Mexican authorities in cooperation with U.S. authorities,” Gonzales told Reuters by telephone, adding that the United States would seek his extradition.

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