With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leading the Justice Department, I’ll take the bet this investigation goes nowhere.
(ABC NEWS) – A Mexican national claims to be the man who shot and killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death is tied to the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.
Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, who says he killed Terry, turned himself in on Wednesday on charges related to a separate incident: threatening to kill Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Treviño.
But before he surrendered himself, Cruz-Lozano said in an exclusive interview with Univision News’ daily news magazine show “Primer Impacto” that he murdered Terry during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010, while the agent was on patrol near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. Two AK-47 rifles found at the scene were linked to the botched Operation Fast and Furious, in which the U.S. government sought to track firearms sales to violent drug cartels. But it remains unclear whether those weapons were used to kill Terry.
Cruz-Lozano, 41, was not one of the several suspects arrested in the aftermath of Terry’s slaying. But in an interview with Univision News, he insisted he is the one who pulled the trigger on Terry.
“We had a drug shipment and when they took us by surprise, people started surrounding them, and that’s when we ambushed them,” he told “Primer Impacto” correspondent Natalia Cruz. “When they started surrounding them and they had no time to react, I was the one, I was the one that killed him.”
Until now, the identity of the trigger man in Terry’s murder has been unknown. The Federal Bureau of Investigation requested to see Cruz-Lozano’s interview with Univision News. Cruz-Lozano agreed to the interview, which aired on Thursday, on the condition that his face be covered.
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