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ICE agent's family sues US government over fatal shooting

Jaime Zapata was killed and another ICE agent wounded while traveling from Mexico City to San Luis Potosi on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

June 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The family of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent killed in Mexico has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the U.S. government.

Jaime Zapata was killed last year in a roadside attack. His family says officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) knew that the men who bought the guns used in Zapata's murder were buying weapons bound for Mexico, but did nothing to stop them.

That gun sale plan, known as Operation Fast and Furious, has been widely criticized by lawmakers.


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