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Parents of slain border patrol agent sue DOJ

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The parents of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry are suing the Department of Justice and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for $25 million.

Terry was gunned down on the Arizona-Mexico border by illegal immigrants armed with assault rifles in December of 2010.

The rifles were part of the ATF's botched operation known as "Fast and Furious." Agents allowed thousands of weapons to walk across the border into Mexico in an attempt to catch big arms smugglers.

Terry's parents are also suing the Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale. The gun store reportedly cooperated with the ATF and sold weapons to suspicious buyers.

The Justice Department is rejecting the claims that top Justice Dept. officials are covering up events surrounding "Fast and Furious."

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