A special agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was killed on Tuesday in Mexico.
Jaime Zapata was shot and killed by unknown assailants, while driving on a busy highway between Monterrey and Mexico City, the ICE reports.
Zapata's colleague was shot twice in the leg. He has been transported to the United States and is in stable condition.
Both special agents worked at the ICE’s office in Mexico City. “We are working closely with our partners here in the United States and in Mexico to ensure those responsible for this senseless act are brought to justice,” said ICE Director John Morton, in a statement.
The last time an American law enforcement officer was killed in Mexico was in 1985.