Honduran authorities have arrested two gang members in the death of an American agent who was fatally shot while on vacation in Tegucigalpa.

Officials say the suspects were arrested Saturday in connection with the death of Timothy Markey, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Authorities say Mr. Markey was visiting a cathedral in the capital city Friday when he was approached and shot in the leg.

Mr. Markey was rushed to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials say the fatal incident appears to have been an attempted robbery.

A DEA statement says the 44-year-old agent had worked for the administration since 1989, and was assigned to a unit in the southern U.S. state of Texas.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.