July 9, 2012
The Justice Department on Monday indicted five individuals in the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — a central figure in the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal — and offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of four of them.
Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza were charged with a variety of crimes including first degree murder, second degree murder and assaulting a federal officer, among other charges.
The indictment alleges that the five of them entered the United States from Mexico illegally in the hopes of robbing drug traffickers. On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, they engaged in a firefight with U.S. Border Patrol agents that led to Terry’s death.
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