The border Patrol agent’s death is still not resolved
Griff Jenkins walks through the agent’s possible last moments.
A Border Patrol Agent who was killed near the U.S.-mexican border in November died of head injuries, an autopsy report released Tuesday showed.
Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed in the line of duty, was found in a pit in the vicinity Of Hoorn, approximately 30 km from the border with Mexico and 110 miles south-east of El Paso. His partner was also seriously injured.
The autopsy report stated that the agent to the skull and ribs were broken, in addition to cuts on his scalp. The other agent has since recovered from the injuries, but has no recollection of the events that led to the death of Martinez.
The FBI launched an investigation into the death, treating the incident as a “possible attack,” although it is not excluded that the agents would have been injured in a different way.
An official at the FBI reportedly said that the incident took place in a dark area known for drug activity. The U. S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the agents were “responding to activity.”
A Border Patrol union, National Border Patrol Council, claimed the officers were attacked with a rock or stone, adding that the scene was “creepy.”
The mysterious death prompted a response from President Donald Trump, who said that the death of Martinez stresses the need for a wall along the border with Mexico.
“The border Patrol Officer killed in the Southern Border, another badly injured. We seek out and bring to those responsible. We will and must in the building of the Wall!” the president tweeted.
But according to Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo, the agents are sideswiped by a tractor-trailer.
“From the beginning we were using the radio to help with the incident as an injury, not an attack,” Carrillo told The Dallas Morning News.
The border Patrol Officer killed in the Southern Border, another badly injured. We seek out and bring to those responsible. We will and must in the building of the Wall.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
“If this was an attack, believe me, as the sheriff, I would be the first that there is an emphasis on safety in our community and our deputies, mate,” he added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.