Napolitano flies over shooting scene

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano came to Southern Arizona today, four days after the death of border patrol agent Nicholas Ivie.

She met with Ivie's family in Sierra Vista to offer formal condolences from her and the government before traveling to the Brian Terry station in Naco.

The meeting with the family was a private affair.

She arrived in Naco at about 10:30 a.m.

While there, she spent about four hours with officials from several agencies involved in the shooting probe. including the FBI and Cochise County sheriff's department.

About two hours into the meeting inside a secure compound, she flew in a Blackhawk helicopter over the investiigation scene.

The flight lasted about 15 minutes.

Once back at the compound, they reconvened in a series of offices about 300 yards from a security line keeping reporters and photographers at bay.

Napolitano left Naco about 2:30 p.m. without speaking to the media.

It isn't known how much of the conversations centered around whether the shooting was a friendlly fire incident.

A spokesperson for DHS told us the secretary would have no comment.