US Offers $5 Million Bounty for ICE Agent Killers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Obama administration is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the gunmen who shot and killed a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico last month.

The State Department announced Wednesday that its "Rewards for Justice" program would pay the amount to anyone coming forward with information that results in the arrest of those responsible for the February 15 attack that killed Jaime Zapata and wounded Victor Avila. Both men were agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Zapata and Avila, who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, were attacked as they returned to the capital from Mexico's northern state of San Luis Potosi. Some U.S. officials say it was an intentional ambush and that the gunmen knew who their victims were.

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