FBI: Man confessed to Terry 'to garner attention'
When Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered near Rio Rico, weapons from Fast and Furious were found at the scene.
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - ABC is reporting that a Mexican national claims to be the man who shot and killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in a December 2010 firefight.
Terry's death is tied to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal.
According to the story, Gustavo Cruz-Lozano confessed to killing Terry when he turned himself in on Wednesday for charges related to a separate incident of threatening to kill Sheriff Lupe Treviño of Hidalgo County, Texas.
Nine On Your Side spoke with Manuel Johnson of the FBI in Phoenix. Johnson said that although Cruz-Lozano did confess to the murder, the FBI has reason to believe that it's not true.
In a news release, Jennifer Giannola with the FBI said that Cruz-Lozano was interviewed by FBI Agents from the San Antonio Division. During the course of the interview, Cruz-Lozano admitted to the Agents that he lied about his involvement in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in order to garner attention.
Gustavo Cruz-Lozano is in custody in Texas on unrelated charges.