A manhunt is under way for those responsible for the murder of 30 year old border patrol agent Robert Wimer Rosas. Law enforcement agencies are receiving leads from both Mexico and the United States. The suspects responsible for Rosas’ death are believed to be injuried and authorities have alerted hospitals on both sides of the border to be alert for patients with suspicious or unexplained injuries.
Robert Wimer Rosas, Rest in Peace
Robert Wimer Rosas was killed Thursday night when responding to a suspected illegal border crossing near Campo, CA. Rosas was shot in the head and body and was dead when backup agents arrived.
Authorities said at least one other agent in the field heard gunshots after Rosas left to respond to the call and couldn’t reach Rosas on his radio afterward.
Rosas was the first Border Patrol agent to die in a shooting in more than a decade, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page Inc., which tracks fallen officers using information provided by law enforcement agencies. Another agent, Luis Aguilar, was intentionally run over by a fleeing man driving a drug-laden Hummer in January 2008.
Three people have been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the murder of 30 year old border patrol agent Robert Wimer Rosas.
Agents with the Department of Homeland Security surrounded the hospital and arrested two men and one woman.
At least one suspect wanted for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent was reportedly injured during the attack and may seek medical attention on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday. Authorities said they traced the cell phone of one of the people arrested.
As stated by the Examiner, the death of Border Patrol Agent Rosas either by illegals or drug smugglers underscores the need for a better and tighter security control with the American-Mexican border.
This tragedy underscores the need for a better fence and tighter control over the United States Border with Mexico. It also signals an escalation of the violence on this side of the fence or lack thereof. The area where the agent was killed is still only protected by the decades old ten-foot fence that smugglers and illegal immigrants have been scaling or crawling under since it was installed.