FBI brokers investigating the mysterious incident that left one border patrol agent significantly injured and one other lifeless are questioning two brothers in reference to the case.
Brokers Rogelio “Roger” Martinez and Stephen Garland on Nov. 18 have been discovered injured on the backside of a culvert alongside Interstate 10, just some miles east of Van Horn, Texas. Martinez suffered from damaged bones and a head damage and later died at an El Paso hospital.
Garland — who stated he doesn’t keep in mind the night of the incident — was left critically injured. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Safety and the Border patrol stated in a press release the pair have been “responding to exercise” on the time.
The FBI has stated it’s treating the border patrol agent’s demise as a “potential assault,” although President Trump was fast to dub it as such and use the incident to help his name for a wall on the Mexican border.
Investigators just lately closed in on Antonio and Daniel Munoz after a tip from a “coyote” — or somebody who smuggles individuals into america — alleging the pair lately crossed into the nation with a big group and admitted to attacking the brokers with rocks, in accordance with courtroom paperwork obtained by the Dallas Morning Information.
Authorities questioned the brothers, who haven’t been named as suspects or charged within the assault, and ultimately discovered purple-stained material in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am the lads had been touring in.
A lady who was reportedly touring with them advised investigators she additionally heard Antonio Munoz discuss crossing into america with medicine “together with methamphetamine and heroin.”
The paperwork filed in New Mexico federal courtroom moreover state Antonio, who’s in custody for allegedly crossing the border illegally, was probably a “drug courier.”
Each males have denied involvement in Martinez’s demise, however the FBI refers to them as “the doubtless perpetrators within the assault” within the new courtroom submitting.
Jeanette Harper, a spokeswoman for the FBI in El Paso, informed the Washington Publish that investigators “are nonetheless at first levels to see if these individuals are related to his incident.”
Regulation enforcement stated they’re nonetheless looking for leads within the…