President Trump renewed his call to build a limit wall to Mexico after a 36-year-old U.S. limit unit agent died Sunday morning in an apparent on-duty attack in southwest Texas.
Trump paid reverence to slain U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez and his bleeding partner, despite the miss of open sum surrounding their ordeal.
“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will find out and bring to probity those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”
Martinez, an El Paso local and limit agent for 4 years, and his misleading partner were dispatched to an vague occurrence circuitously Interstate 10 and the Van Horn Station bureau along the Mexico border, according to officials.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was first to described their injuries as an attack.
“Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agency Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full liberation of his partner, who was also attacked,” Cruz pronounced in a statement.
Details of what happened, and eventually led to the El Paso native’s death, is unclear.
Martinez’s partner, who was not immediately identified, called for help at some indicate after both agents were hurt.
Both agents were reserved to the Big Bend Sector and their colleagues were first to help the duo. Both were rushed to a circuitously hospital where Martinez died Sunday morning, officials said.
The flourishing agent stays hospitalized in critical condition.
CBP orator Carlos Diaz declined to elaborate on when, how and where the agents were wounded. All questions were referred to the FBI’s El Paso margin office, which is questioning the attack.
FBI mouthpiece Jeanette Harper pronounced some-more information is approaching to be expelled Monday after investigators have had a possibility to brush by the rough details.
Authorities could be seen collected along the highway Sunday afternoon with a limit pickup lorry parked along a service road.
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