Migrant Killed While Assaulting Texas Border Patrol Agents
Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Sector shot and killed a migrant who allegedly attacked them in a detention facility. The man allegedly grabbed a pair of scissors from a desk and charged at two Border Patrol agents.
On October 4, Border Patrol agents at the Ysleta Station performing line operations duties encountered a Mexican man suspected of illegally entering the United States. According to a statement issued on October 15, the agents arrested the man without incident and transported him to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso, Texas.
The arrest occurred at about 10:40 a.m. on October 4, according to officials. The agents booked the Mexican national into the Ysleta Border Patrol Station detention center at 11:12 a.m.
A short time later, the man forced his way out of a detention cell and past a Border Patrol agent. The man then allegedly took a pair of scissors from a desk. He is said to have moved toward two agents while ignoring commands to drop the scissors and stop approaching them.
One of the agents used his ECW (Electronic Control Weapon). The electrical discharge did not affect the man who was approaching the agents. When he didn't stop, both agents fired their sidearms. The bullets' impact successfully prevented the migrant from reaching the agents.
The agents immediately summoned EMS assistance. According to officials, El Paso Fire Department medical teams arrive at the station around 12:48 p.m.
EMS transported the migrant to the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, where doctors pronounced him dead shortly after arrival.
FBI agents will lead the investigation into the migrant's death in custody. CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility also looks into the situation (OPR).
The OPR will also attempt to figure out why no video footage of the alleged attack or shooting exists.
Border Patrol agents were assaulted nearly 500 times in the line of duty during Fiscal Year 22, which ended on September 30. During that time, agents used a firearm only 11 times.
During the recently ended fiscal year, El Paso agents arrested and processed nearly 308,000 migrants, according to an unofficial report reviewed by Breitbart Texas. CBP reports indicate that agents arrested just over 176,000 migrants during the prior fiscal year.