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    Border Patrol agent fatally shoots illegal immigrant in Texas

    Border Patrol agent fatally shoots illegal immigrant in Texas

    May 23, 2018 06:43 PM



    A Border Patrol agent fatally shot an illegal immigrant in Rio Bravo, Texas, after being attacked by four people Wednesday afternoon, the Laredo Sector station announced this evening.

    "On May 23, 2018, at approximately 12:22 p.m., a lone Border Patrol Agent responded to a report of illegal activity near a culvert by Centeno Lane in Rio Bravo, Texas where he discovered a group of illegal aliens," according to a statement the sector issued on its mobile app.

    "Initial reports indicate that as the agent attempted to apprehend the group, he came under attack by multiple subjects using blunt objects," it continued. "The agents fired at least one round from his service issued firearm, fatally wounding one of the assailants. The rest of the group fled the scene."

    Agents called emergency responders to the scene after which three other illegal immigrants were taken into custody.

    As standard practice, the FBI has opened an investigation into the incident.

    The number of instances in which agents used a firearm has dropped in recent years as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has sought to limit lethal uses of force.

    In fiscal 2017, agents used firearms 17 times — down from 55 times in 2012.

    There were nine firearm-related incidents in the first six months of fiscal 2018, from Oct. 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.

    Border Patrol does not publish data on the number of people who died as a result of firearm-related injuries.

    In contrast, the number of assaults waged against CBP officers has skyrocketed in recent years from 373 attacks in fiscal 2014 to 847 in fiscal 2017.

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    DON'T COME HERE!
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    Glad the agent is ok. Seems to me they shouldn't be alone while patrolling and always have a partner at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Glad the agent is ok. Seems to me they shouldn't be alone while patrolling and always have a partner at least.
    I agree. That is why we need Trump's border wall and more BP officers. We need to do more to deter the illegals from crossing the border and more BP to deal with those that do.
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    Before Facts Known, Migrant Activist Group Smears Border Patrol Agent Involved in Sho

    Before Facts Known, Migrant Activist Group Smears Border Patrol Agent Involved in Shooting



    May 24, 2018
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    A migrant support group is making claims about Wednesday’s incident where a Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent shot and killed an illegal immigrant before the facts of the case are known. The group claims it condemns “the use of lethal force against any immigrant crossing the border.”

    On Wednesday, a Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent appears to have defended his or her self after reportedly being assaulted by a group of illegal immigrants with “blunt objects,” Breitbart Texas reported.

    The initial report states that the agent came upon a group of illegal aliens in the Rio Bravo area south of Laredo, Texas. The agent reportedly came under attack by “multiple subjects using blunt objects,” officials stated. The agent then managed to use a service-issued firearm to stop the attack. Officials said the agent fired at least one round that struck and killed “one of the assailants.”

    The rest of the group reportedly fled the scene and three were subsequently arrested.

    Officials have not yet disclosed any information about the agent involved in the shooting incident.

    Border Patrol officials stated that agents for the FBI and Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

    The Laredo NBC affiliate, KGNS reports that the deceased migrant is a young woman. Other local media personalities are reporting she is between 16 and 23 years old.
    The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) issued a statement on Thursday afternoon that appears to condemn the agent’s use of lethal force before the facts of the case have been determined.

    “Yesterday, Wednesday, May 23, in a confusing and unclear border enforcement incident in Rio Bravo, Texas, a border patrol agent shot and killed an immigrant woman who was crossing the US/Mexico Border,” Frenando Garcia, BNHR founder and director, said in the written statement. “We at the Border Network for Human Rights are deeply concerned about this horrific killing and we strongly condemn the use of lethal force against any immigrants crossing the border.”

    The statement does not appear to allow room for the justifiable use of lethal force in a self-defense situation. The statement goes on to call for a “thorough, fair, and transparent investigation into this incident.” That investigation appears to already be underway by both federal and State of Texas law enforcement agencies.

    While not commenting directly on this case, Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza told Breitbart Texas Wednesday afternoon that the Rio Bravo area is an extremely busy drug and human smuggling corridor. Garza spoke to Breitbart Texas in his capacity as National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 president.

    “Assaults on Border Patrol agents are common in this area,” Garza said. “The smugglers that operate in this area are known to instruct illegal aliens to resist and assault agents.”

    Garza has repeatedly expressed concern about the assaults on the agents he represents, the shortage of manpower, and the lack of any physical barrier to prevent illegal border crossings.

    Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason Owens recently told Atlanta’s Fox5 that the sector he commands has “zero border wall.”

    Recently, cartel-connected smugglers employed an even more dangerous tactic in their efforts to prevent agents from interfering in their illicit activities. The smugglers began dropping tire deflation devices known as “caltrops” in front of pursuing agents. At high speeds during a chase, a sudden tire blowout could cause a potentially deadly rollover crash, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector said.

    “Because of the weight and sharp edges of these devices, if one were to come through a windshield or strike an agent through an open window, it could cause serious injury or death,” an agent who did not wish to be identified told Breitbart Texas.

    Border Patrol officials are planning a Friday press conference on the shooting incident.

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    WE "CONDEMN" ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM CROSSING OUR BORDERS!

    DO NOT COME HERE

    NOW CUT OFF 100% OF OUR FOREIGN AID GOING TO MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AFRICA AND ALL COUNTRIES WE ARE APPREHENDING THESE PEOPLE FROM!

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