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      Family of slain ICE agent files wrongful death claim

      Jaime Zapata File Photo

      The family of an Immigration and Customs agent slain in Mexico has filed a wrongful death claim against the U.S. government.

      A South Texas law firm representing the family of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata filed the claim. The claim notice is a precursor to a lawsuit.

      Zapata was killed in a roadside attack near San Luis Potosi in northern Mexico in February 2011. Fellow agent Victor Avila was wounded.

      In the weeks after the killing, U.S. authorities concluded that a gun used in the shooting was smuggled into Mexico from the United States.