Border Patrol Agent Keith Connelly was shot and killed during an undercover investigation in Fresno, California.
He and another agent were posing as employers offering cash to hire illegal immigrants. As they attempted to make an arrest in a convenience store parking lot the suspects opened fire, wounding both agents. Agent Connelly later succumbed to his wound.
The shooter pleaded guilty to murdering Agent Connelly and was sent to prison. He is eligible for release in 2013.
Agent Connelly had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.