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.
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 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.
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.