Texas Cop Shot To Death Chasing Mexican Citizen Along the U.S. Border

Brittany M. Hughes | October 19, 2023
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A veteran Texas police officer was shot to death this week by two men, at least one of whom was a Mexican citizen and likely in the country illegally. You know, in case you’re wondering how things are going at our Southwest non-border.

While President Joe Biden hands out tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in humanitarian aid to other countries while completely ignoring our own border-turned-national-security-crisis, Lt. Milton Resendez, an officer with the San Benito Police Department, died after a bullet struck him in the abdomen just below his body armor Tuesday.

It all started when law enforcement officers pulled over a truck carrying two men, two women, and two young children for speeding on the beach in South Padre Island at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. After being questioned for a moment, someone in the car started it up as the driver jumped into the bed of the truck and the group fled the scene, with officers in pursuit. After hitting Brownsville, the men dumped the women and kids and exchanged gunfire with officers. The pair then fled again and managed to lose the officers before abandoning the truck and switching vehicles.

Hours later, officers spotted the pair, who were now driving a brown SUV, and once again took up pursuit, chasing them through several more border towns. After yet another shootout, during which Resendez was hit, officers finally managed to chase the men back into Brownsville and disable their vehicle before arresting them.

Resendez was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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San Benito Police Department Chief Mario Perea described Resendez, a longtime veteran member of the department, as “not just a coworker, he’s part of our family.”

Both 18-year-old Rogelio Martinez Jr. of Brownsville, Texas, and 23-year-old Rodrigo Axel Espinosa Valdez, a Mexican citizen, face charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and evading arrest. Fox News noted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn’t immediately confirm whether Valdez was in the country illegally.

Then again, it doesn’t really take a rocket scientist.

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