February 6, 2014
Three years after the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — a tragedy which exposed and ultimately ended Operation Fast and Furious — the public is finally getting a glimpse into Terry’s final moments.
Federal court records released Tuesday provide the first official account of the firefight along the Arizona-Mexico border that killed Terry in December 2010. Among other details, they reveal two of four federal agents at the scene that day actually fired bean bags — not bullets — at a violent drug gang carrying assault rifles. Weapons from the botched anti-gun trafficking program were found at Terry’s murder scene.
Such an account was not available until now, with both the FBI and Department of Homeland Security never releasing an incident report and Terry’s fellow agents under a gag order.