Indiana National Guard Member Shoots Illegal Immigrant Stabbing Others at Southern Border

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By Margaretd. Regina

An Indiana National Guard member reportedly shot an illegal immigrant who stabbed another unlawful immigrant at the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to an internal Border Patrol bulletin obtained by News Nation, a member of the Indiana National Guard discharged his weapon at an illegal alien, stabbing another illegal immigrant on U.S. soil near the edge of the Rio Grande River.

The National Guard’s Media Department  responded to the shooting by releasing a statement that reads, “The Indiana National Guard is aware of the incident that happened Sunday, April 14.”

“We support and care for our soldiers and airmen supporting Operation Lone Star.” added the National Guard.

At the beginning of April, Indiana sent guard members to the southern border to assist Governor Greg Abbot’s Operation Lonestar, which aims to “enforce federal and state laws preventing migration along the border.”

Per Indiana Capital Chronicle:

An Indiana National Guard member was involved in a shooting at the southern border Sunday but details are scant while an investigation continues.

According to a NewsNation report, the soldier saw an individual stabbing a fellow migrant along the river’s edge in El Paso, which is on U.S. soil. The soldier shot at the individual, who ran back into Mexico. It is unclear what they were shot with or whether they were struck.

Indiana National Guard officials deferred specific questions to Texas military officials.

“The Indiana National Guard is aware of the incident that happened Sunday, April 14. We support and care for our soldiers and airmen supporting Operation Lone Star,” the Guard said in a statement.

The Texas Military Department released a statement saying “Early on the afternoon of 14 April, a National Guard Servicemember assigned to Operation Lone Star discharged a weapon in a border-related incident. The incident is under investigation. More information will be made available as the investigation progresses.”

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