Skip to comments.[South Texas]Illegal immigrant held on federal gun charge after shots fired at Pharr motel
Posted on 09/13/2011 1:35:53 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
PHARR An illegal immigrant faces federal charges after he was found with a stolen handgun and ammunition Friday.
Pharr police arrested Mexican national Jose Wilmer Naranjo Aguilar, 25, about 2 a.m. Friday at Value Place, 1207 W. Expressway 83, after a report of shots fired at the motel.
Police recovered a stolen .40-caliber Beretta pistol, 48 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and 29 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, according to a complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court.
Pharr police encountered Naranjo after the motel clerk reported a suspicious masked male running inside the building.
Naranjo told Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents he chambered a bullet into the handgun when he heard a knock at his motel room door, according to the complaint. He put the gun in a trashcan when he realized police were at the door.
Naranjo said he possessed the handgun for about three months. Federal law bars illegal immigrants from possessing firearms.
Police also found two deactivated grenades with Naranjo, as well. Possessing dummy grenades without any gunpowder inside violates no laws.
Pharr police arrested Mexican national Jose Wilmer Naranjo Aguilar, 25,
Good on ya Jared for not reporting that this illegal alien is a “Pharr resident”
Just got to start using the proper term ILLEGAL ALIEN though...
Looks like a Dream Act candidate.
Someone should inform the author that grenades are not filled with gunpowder.
In light of Operation Fast and Furious, I motion that charges against the wetback be DISMISSED with prejudice. It is selective prosecution to charge him! Under the principles of Affirmative Action, we probably are obligated to BUY him a gun!
What does fed law say about "immigrants" sneaking across the border? Obviously not much.
Hey, he didn’t kill anyone so according to hussein he’s really not a criminal. Just release him with his voter’s card.
And enroll him in the University of Texas. Full scholarship in marksmanship.