Border Patrol Fires At Militia Member


Border Patrol agents are forbidden to fire at illegal immigrants, even if under attack. But they are apparently allowed to fire at law-abiding USA citizens:

A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

Posted by: DMartyr at 10:46 AM


1 Greetings:

That "Permanesca Aqui" bit wouldn't be the Border Patrol's Age of Obama motto would it ???

Posted by: 11B40 at August 30, 2014 10:53 AM

2 'He' was not arrested? Since when are you allowed to shoot at an armed man on private property? Shouldn't the comment be that the loose cannon border patrol agent was arrested? Heaven forbid, but if this agent had been a better shot we might have had a southern Ferguson on our hands. Shameful. One more example of government not caring about their citizens.

Posted by: TimothyJ at August 30, 2014 12:09 PM

3 no -shoot illegals-
yes-shoot US citizens- protecting their and their neighbors' property --
Life Liberty PROPERTY (first wording of the Declaration)-

arrest border agents(s)

Posted by: C-Christian Soldier at August 30, 2014 01:15 PM


Comment #1

From the border.
30 Aug14
or about Wednesday 27AUG14 at approx 18:00 Archie, a fellow teammate at
Camp Lonestar, met Mr Aguliar curator of the wildlife sanctuary located
on the Texas Border at a Gas Station named "Stripes". After speaking
with Archie, Mr. Agulair showed interest in having us patrol the
sanctuary due to illegal alien incursions onto his property. He invited
us to come speak with him.
On 29AUG14 at approx. 14:00 We (KC,
Wolf, Jesus) went to speak with Mr. Aguliar about patrolling his
property. After agreeing to his terms for patrol on his property, we set
out to scout the new property along the river. After we cleaned up 3
crossing spots(we remove refuse to beautify our state and to allow us to
monitor new traffic) we observed a dismounted Border Patrol Agent
walking down the river road. We knew from working with BP when they are
dismounted they are actively looking for illegals that have crossed into
US territory. I approached the Agent and asked him what was going on.
The BP agent informed us that they had illegals being pushed toward our
location from other BP agents. We asked if we could help him and he said
yes. We heard voices coming from the river so we deployed to the river
approx. 75 yards apart, which was to the rear position of the BP agents
position to cover his back. Wolf took the most Northern position I
assumed the middle position and Jesus was in the southern position.
While I was in a covered position on the river I observed a heavily
tattooed late 20's early 30's Hispanic male hollering and whistling up
and down the river. While observing suspect I heard a series of approx. 5
gun shots ring out. My first impression was, it was the cartel flexing
their might to attempt to intimidate us as they had done previously to
BP. I observed suspect until he got out of my visual range. When I went
back up to the top of the ridge to reposition myself to further observe
the suspect, my teammate Wolf informed me a BP Captain was looking for
me. I immediately proceeded to meet the Captain on the border road. I
observed the BP Captain coming toward me holding the AK Pistol Jesus was
carrying and Jesus following behind the Agent. When the BP Captain and I
got within speaking range he informed me that one of his agents
discharged his firearm at my teammate(Jesus) approx. 5 times. He stated
to me his agent mistook our teammate as an illegal and saw the weapon
and he opened fire without provocation or without ordering Jesus to drop
his weapon. I then observed the Agent who discharged his weapon and he
was visibly shaken. His skin was flushed and his color appeared to be
white. After about 20 minutes the Agent was back to a normal darker skin
tone. The BP Captain then asked us to move out of the "HOT" zone for
our security to further discuss the incidental discharge. We agreed and
moved approx. 250 yards from the site of the shooting.
When we
arrived at the new location the BP agent chose, we stopped approx. 30
yds. behind his vehicle. I disarmed and stowed my side arm in the glove
box of the mule and left my rifle leaning on the gun rack mounted to the
mule. Wolf left his rifle laying on the back seat of the mule and we
dismounted. Wolf retained his pistol concealed under his blouse. We then
approached the BP Captain and continued to discuss the incident. After
approx. 15 minutes BP agents started to gather at our location to secure
the scene for the ensuing investigation into the discharge of the BP
agents firearm. The BP Captain asked us if he could secure our weapons
since we did have illegals in the area and we were not in a position to
protect the weapons from being used against us by an illegal. We
consented to him securing the weapons in his vehicle. The BP Captain
also took possession of my GoPro camera that was mounted to the mule.
approx. 45 minutes a Charge Sargent of the Cameron County sheriffs
office arrived and took possession of our identification and he
proceeded to run our names and backgrounds. He also ran the numbers on
our weapons which all came back clear. I had to scratch the paint off of
my AK pistol for the BP and deputy to obtain the serial number. He also
ran the VIN of my mule which was clear. Shortly afterwards top ranking
Border Patrol commanders and investigators arrived. The FBI and Homeland
security investigators arrived on the scene. I was questioned by
Homeland Security agent and an FBI agent about what I knew and observed.
I answered all questions posed to me truly and accurately. After
approx. 5 hours being detained by Federal and county officials we were
told we were free to go.
While we were waiting for our
identification back we observed the Deputy Sheriff taking possession of
our weapons. When I questioned why he was taking our weapons after they
were cleared as not stolen and we had every legal right to possess them
on the private property we had permission to be on, I was informed they
were "Part of the investigation" into the discharge of a weapon by a
federal agent. I again questioned why our weapons were part of an
investigation that we had not committed and wrong doing. The Deputy
asserted he was told to do so and I could retrieve my weapons Monday
1SEPT14 at the Sheriffs office. I was not given an inventory list of the
weapons being held nor for my GoPro camera they refused to give back
due to their investigation. I was just told to go to the Sheriffs office
next week. The SSG with the Cameron County sheriffs office returned our
identification and told us we were free to go. Again I asked about my
weapons and camera and again I was refused access to my lawful property.
We mounted up on the mule and departed to our base camp.
statement reported by AP is completely false. We never identified
ourselves as "Militia" as a matter of fact we all stated we are NOT
Militia just Concerned Patriotic American Citizen here to help protect
and serve our fellow Americans being victimized by these illegals aliens
and support the Border Patrol in the deterring of illegal incursions
onto American soil.
KC Massey
CO Camp LoneStar

Posted by: AndyFMF at August 30, 2014 04:42 PM

5 Those guys might just as well file an insurance claim on their property, if they can. The answer they will next receive will be "What guns? What Go-Pro?"

Posted by: Kafiroon at August 30, 2014 07:45 PM

6 Wait-- what the hell is that thing in the picture about-- "If you need help"???

Posted by: unPC at August 31, 2014 08:55 AM

7 " it appeared the man had permission to be there."

In contrast to the illegals who have permission to be where????

Posted by: jb at August 31, 2014 10:26 AM

8 At first glance I thought the graphics on that box indicated that pushing the red button was the proper course of action if chased by a zombie. My bad.

Posted by: jim at August 31, 2014 01:50 PM

9 Wait till one of these militia yahoos shoot a woman or child coming across the border see what happens then!

Posted by: captain*arizona at August 31, 2014 02:47 PM

10 I don't like being a grammar nazi, but it should be "permanezca aqui" not "permanesca aqui", with a Z. Aren't there enough Spanish speaking persons in the border patrol to know that?

Posted by: Arawak at August 31, 2014 06:58 PM

11 One day a Border Patrol agent is going to desperately need a citizens aid, he will not get it.
One day a citizen so mishandled will find a BP agents home.
Will meet with his family, maybe invite them to church on Sunday.
One day the Border Patrol is going to find it self being pursued like rabbits on both sides of the border by Cartels, Illegals and citizens, alone, un loved and without a nation.
One day Bubba, the worm will turn.

Posted by: obsidian at September 01, 2014 09:14 AM

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