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ICE agent shot in South Texas
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/03/ice-agent-shot-in-south-texas/ ^

Posted on 07/03/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by sunmars

Edited on 07/03/2012 10:05:00 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Dozens of law enforcement officers picked over a miles-long crime scene bisecting a rural South Texas town Tuesday, collecting evidence after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot while conducting surveillance.

The agent with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations was shot early Tuesday near Hargill, about 25 miles northeast of McAllen. The agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation, ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said. The agent was taken to a local hospital and was undergoing surgery, she said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; bice; borderwars; hargill; hildagocounty; ice; iceagent; iceagentshot; leo; officerdown; shooting; sourcetitlenoturl; texas
I'm sure Obama will find a way to blame the agent.

Prayers, hope they are ok.

1 posted on 07/03/2012 9:56:04 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Holder gun?


2 posted on 07/03/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

took the words right out of my mouth. May well be, Holder better hope it is’nt.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 10:00:12 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: thouworm; MestaMachine; bcsco; STARWISE; LucyT; Brown Deer; Nachum

Keep an eye on this one...Would like to know just what case they were investigating!


4 posted on 07/03/2012 10:01:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why didn’t he run away /sar

prayers to his recovery, hell to the shooter /serious


5 posted on 07/03/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: sunmars

http://www.blueservo.net/index.php?error=nlg

Live Border Cams in Texas


6 posted on 07/03/2012 10:02:24 AM PDT by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: sunmars; xzins
I guess he didn't get the RUN AWAY memo.

Prayers are up. For him, his family and our country.

7 posted on 07/03/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: sunmars

This is bad, and so was Brian Terry’s death, but something is bothering me:

Would ANY of this have become news if it hadn’t involved the death of federal cops...?

In fact the killings and kidnappings of civvies have been going on for quite some time.

ATF whistle-blowers came forward when Terry was killed —would they have done it if, say, a church packed full of people were burned to the ground...?

Yes, of course the notion is totally ridiculous, I know.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Tuesday’s incident is the second time in less than a year that a law enforcement officer suffered gunshot wounds on duty in Hidalgo County, Texas — a metropolitan area of about 800,000 residents where human smuggling and drug trafficking are commonplace.

Members of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel are suspected of shooting one of Trevino’s deputies in November, prompting the sheriff to declare the incident the first case in the county of so-called “spillover violence” from Mexico’s drug wars.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: C210N
"Why didn’t he run away /sar"

He should have thrown rocks /sar

I hope these agents have realized that the Obama Administration has taken away their right to protect themselves on the job. Prayers for the agent, and hopefully they will be able to figure out who the perp is and the weapon he used.

10 posted on 07/03/2012 10:14:19 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: sunmars

Good thing Janet is on the job keeping the borders safe and Holder is keeping tabs on those guns. Nothing to see. Move along.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: sunmars
Blame the agent....or Bush or Palin.....Just NEVER be the adult and take responsibility.
12 posted on 07/03/2012 10:15:53 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: sunmars

As far as that goes, Bush’s pal the USA down there would have had no problem prosecuting the agent had he fired at the criminal before getting shot at.

We live in the twilight zone now. “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone”....now also called the illegal immigration zone.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: hoosiermama

Some additional info:

HARGILL - Investigators are walking a four-mile stretch of FM 493, in search of bullet casings connected with the shooting of an ICE agent. Two have already been located.

Hidalgo County dispatchers got a call about the shooting around 4:30 a.m. The injured agent was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. There’s no word yet on the agent’s condition.

According to Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, the FBI will be leading the investigation. He told us the agent was shot twice.

An ICE spokeswoman said the agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation at the time of the shooting.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned two scenes are being investigated in connection with the shooting. We’re told a chase started near FM 493 and Cemetery Road and continued north of FM 493 until Highway 186.

Investigators said during the chase at least three rounds were fired. The agents’ vehicle ended up in a brushy area.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS has crews at both scenes. We’re gathering more information and will have an update on CHANNEL 5 NEWS at NOON.

http://www.krgv.com/news/breaking-news-ice-agent-shot/
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This line (in the search header) has been removed from article below. Prayers for agent and family.

“A federal agent is expected to survive after being shot early ...”

4 hours ago ... ICE agent shot; expected to survive | ice, shot, survive, agent, ... NEAR HARGILL — A federal agent is expected to survive after being shot early ...

www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/ice-142080-shot-survive.html


14 posted on 07/03/2012 10:22:29 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: sunmars

Napolitano should dress in an agents uniform and walk this area of the border for a week....unarmed......at night


15 posted on 07/03/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: sunmars

FBI WILL BE INVESTIGATING.

Oh that’s just GREAT....!


16 posted on 07/03/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: sunmars
The agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation,

First impression - Obomagun from Fast and Furious.

Will the MSM report it if he was killed because of Holders gun running?(/s)

We'll know if it had something to do with Obomaguns. There will be an attack on American Gun shops within days, and they'll start pushing "Demand Letter 3". That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns." (Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.)

17 posted on 07/03/2012 10:31:52 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Doogle

She wouldn’t make it a night....let alone a week.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 10:33:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: gaijin

How CONvenient!


19 posted on 07/03/2012 10:37:37 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: sunmars

He might have just been shot with one of those weapons Obama and Holder illegally sold to the Mexican drug cartels, so we had better hold off on judgement or else we face upsetting the Obama child.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 10:40:16 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: hoosiermama

The Cemetary Rd & Rd 493 intersection is just south of town. The chase went north to the 493 intersection with Rd 186. There is a ‘brushy’ section along the SW corner of that intersection. I wonder if that’s where the SUV was found...

Prayers up for the officer.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: sunmars; Arrowhead1952; Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; ...

Prayers up.

http://www.krgv.com/news/ice-agent-shot


22 posted on 07/03/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: sunmars
FBI spokesman Erik Vasys said his agency is leading the investigation into the assault on a federal officer...

LMBO!!
In other news, the fox will be investigating last night's hen house massacre.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: hoosiermama

every time she makes a decision that puts agents in harms way.....she gets a week


24 posted on 07/03/2012 10:48:48 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

She would just disappear after the first few hours....Body never found...MSM Headlines: RENO KIDNAPPED AS A SEX SLAVE...;~)


25 posted on 07/03/2012 10:59:59 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

ICE agent out of surgery and in stable condition

http://news.yahoo.com/ice-agent-stable-being-shot-south-texas-172559003.html


26 posted on 07/03/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: hoosiermama

What you might not know is that HSI has the broadest legal authority of all the LE organizations...

HSI Special Agents have legal authority to enforce the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (Title 8), U.S. Customs Laws (Title 19), along with Titles 5, 6, 12, 18 (Federal Criminal Code and Rules), 21 (drugs), 22, 26, 28, 31 (exclusive jurisdiction over Money and Finance investigations), 46, 49, and 50 (War and National Defense) statutes; giving them the broadest federal law enforcement jurisdiction of any agency.

The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States.

HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues. ICE special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.

In addition to ICE criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agency’s international affairs operations and intelligence functions. HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. and 47 countries around the world.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 11:05:21 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: hoosiermama
"She wouldn’t make it a night....let alone a week."

I'm seeing a "friendly fire" incident.

28 posted on 07/03/2012 11:12:14 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Doogle

Napolitano should dress in an agents uniform and walk this area of the border for a week....unarmed......at night
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She doesn’t meet the job qualifications...she can’t run and her directive said nothing about waddling or slouching. Can tell how good she would be at rock chucking...


29 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: Doogle; xzins
Napolitano should dress in an agents uniform and walk this area of the border for a week....unarmed......at night

She should be allowed to carry a bag of rocks and bottles and be issued a pair of Nike running shoes.

Un-believable.

30 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: sunmars
I thought they were advised(or told)to run away and hide?

I can't keep up with crap.

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 07/03/2012 11:58:03 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: SwinneySwitch

bttt


32 posted on 07/03/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: sunmars

Didn’t I see this in “Breaking News”? I had to leave, and looked for it when I returned, and it was gone!


33 posted on 07/03/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: mass55th

Hmmm? Thought it was a Jack Rabbit and it turned out to be a Jack S?


34 posted on 07/03/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Thank you for the ping SwinneySwitch.


35 posted on 07/04/2012 12:46:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-immigrationshooting-update-1l2e8i40o1-20120703,0,5671568.story

“UPDATE 1-U.S. immigration agent injured in Mexico border shooting”

Reuters
10:54 p.m. CDT, July 3, 2012

By Jared Taylor

HARGILL, Texas, July 3 (Reuters) -

SNIPPET: “The three in custody may be suspects or witnesses to the
shooting of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent
about 30 miles (48 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, near
McAllen, Texas, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.”

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http://www.themonitor.com/articles/shot-62013-county-eastern.html

“3 in custody after ICE agent shot near Hargill”
July 03, 2012 10:09 PM

by Jared Taylor
The Monitor

HARGILL —

SNIPPET: “Harrison’s attack appeared to share similarities with an Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy’s ambush at the hands of suspected Gulf Cartel henchmen in late October, during a kidnapping investigation.

But authorities would not specify Tuesday whether Harrison’s attack has any ties to Mexican cartels or local street gangs. One investigator said the agents’ investigation related to a group of human smugglers and drug traffickers based near Hargill.”


36 posted on 07/04/2012 12:51:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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Suspects charged (Father, 18 yr old son), minor in custody as well... appears good ol’ dad was trafficking illegals, as two Salvadoreans were found in the home. The investigation was related to drugs, so I’m guessing the newly registered democrats were mules paying their way with their ‘services’ and dad’s in a gang running drugs and illegals.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 10:42:36 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: leakinInTheBlueSea

Thank you for the ping leakininTheBlueSea.


38 posted on 07/06/2012 1:59:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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