Mexican national Manuel Gonzalez-Moran, who had earlier been deported, was shot and killed inside the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso.
He was encountered when he was taken to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso on Tuesday to be investigated for unlawful re-entry. Let’s see Who was Manuel Gonzalez-Moran and why the Mexican migrant was killed by Border patrol in detail.
Who was Manuel Gonzalez Moran?
Manuel Gonzalez-Moran is a 33-year-old Mexican national who was shot dead by U.S. Border Patrol.
According to FBI El Paso, the Mexican Moran was an illegal immigrant. He was fatally shot while being held in jail in Texas allegedly charged at Border Patrol agents with an “edged weapon” after escaping from a holding cell.
A few years ago, he was arrested for his involvement in a violent crime that was prosecuted in Colorado. Now, he was caught for illegal entry. This incident happened on Tuesday in the Ysleta U.S. Border Patrol facility close to El Paso.
The FBI claims that when U.S. officials stopped Moran for unlawfully reentering the country, they discovered him holding a metal pipe in his hand. According to the statement, Moran “complied with Agents” at the time.
“Once at the station, Moran later charged out of a holding cell past a USBP Agent and grabbed an edged weapon off a desk in the processing area”
Why was Manuel Gonzalez Moran killed by a Border patrol?
Mexican Moran was killed by a Border patrol as he was identified as an illegal immigrant. According to the FBI account, “Agents provided verbal commands and attempted to gain control by utilizing non-deadly force methods, specifically taser, which were unsuccessful. Agents continued providing verbal commands.
However, Moran continued to advance upon them with the edged weapon at which time he was shot by Agents.”
FBI Investigative Update on the U.S. Border Patrol Agent Involved Shooting at Ysleta Border Patrol Station: On October 4, 2022, the FBI El Paso Field Office was contacted by the Ysleta U.S. Border Patrol Station regarding an agent involved shooting. https://t.co/H5oTlxElRa
— FBI El Paso (@FBIElPaso) October 6, 2022
The weapon was a pair of scissors and it is said that there was no security camera in the room at the time of the incident.
The FBI stated that Moran was detained in Pueblo, Colorado, in 2011 on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and later found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily damage. After 11 of a 17-year jail term and was deported to Mexico in May 2022.
FBI investigation on encounter incident
The US customs and Border Protections Office of Professional Responsibility, the agency’s internal affairs section, and the FBI are conducting cooperative investigations into the incident.
The most recent figures available from CBP as of September 14 show that during the government’s 2022 fiscal year, the use of force incidents occurred 17 times. In 2021, there were 15 similar events.
FBI released a statement regarding the incident, and it reads,
“On October 4, 2022, at approximately 13:00 hours, the FBI El Paso Field Office was contacted by the Ysleta U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Station regarding an agent-involved shooting involving a person who had been detained and was being processed at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station. The person was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and later died from his injuries.
FBI El Paso’s Gang/Violent Crime Task Force and Evidence Response Team responded to the station to investigate the incident and process the crime scene which occurred at a federal detention facility and involved federal agents.
After being shot, he was provided immediate medical attention until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported Moran to Del Sol Hospital.
Based on the news provided by the spokesperson, the FBI office in El Paso is in charge of the investigation. The FBI’s Evidence Recovery Team and Violent Crimes Task Force have responded to the Border Patrol station and said they are working cooperatively with Border Patrol.
As per Special Agent Jeanette Harper, a representative for the FBI El Paso, “this is all the information that can be shared at this time as this is a fluid situation.”
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