Border Patrol agents found their colleagues brutally smashed in a culvert along a southwest Texas highway after a unfortunate call for help, the FBI suggested Monday.
Slain Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were pounded Saturday night while patrolling 12 miles easterly of the limit city of Van Horn, according to sovereign investigators.
The bleeding partner’s radio call for help stirred the rescue.
Agents reserved to the Van Horn Station found the twin around 11:30 p.m. along Interstate 10. Both agents had serious dire conduct injuries and broken bones, pronounced Agent Jeanette Harper, a mouthpiece for the FBI’s El Paso margin office.
Martinez died the next morning at a Van Horn hospital. His partner stays hospitalized in fast condition at a El Paso hospital.
The lethal attack stirred a renewed cry from President Trump to build a limit wall to Mexico even as the resources heading up to the attack sojourn fugitive into the second day of the FBI’s probe.
National Border Patrol Council kinship boss Art Del Cueto pronounced he believes the two agents were pounded with rocks, a fact FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protections officials have declined to confirm.
Harper pronounced conjunction agent was shot.
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The Big Bend Sector agents were checking on a sensor nearby the highway and “one agent was murdered,” Del Cueto told KTSM-TV.
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will find out and bring to probity those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
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Martinez’s father, Jose Martinez, pronounced a limit administrator called him with news of his son’s injuries around 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the El Paso Times.
He insincere his agent son had been in a automobile pile-up before seeing the grave state of his physique at the hospital. The sorrowful father told the paper Martinez suffered 3 instances of cardiac detain and that his son’s conduct was “destroyed.”
Jose Martinez pronounced he never wanted his son to work the limit but the four-year maestro of the sovereign force desired it.
“I would tell him, ‘Son that pursuit is too dangerous.’ But he would say, ‘Dad, it’s the pursuit we like,” the father told the Times.
“I wish to forestall terrorists and drugs from coming into the country,” he quoted his son as saying.
Authorities have not expelled information on the assailant obliged for the late night conflict but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offering a $20,000 prerogative for information heading to an detain and conviction.
“We owe a good understanding of thankfulness to the dauntless men and women of the United States Border Patrol who offer every day to strengthen the homeland,” Abbott pronounced in a statement.
“Cecilia and we offer the deepest condolences to the families of the agents killed and seriously harmed in this attack. As authorities continue their investigation, it is critical that they accept any and all information to help detain and broach quick probity to those responsible.”
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