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Border Patrol agent dies after being injured in Texas

1 year 3 weeks 6 days ago Sunday, November 19 2017 Nov 19, 2017 November 19, 2017 4:11 PM November 19, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VAN HORN, Tx.- The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another.

Border Protection spokesman Carlos Diaz confirmed to The Associated Press in an email that the FBI was in charge of the investigation.

Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were transported to a local hospital Sunday after sustaining injuries while on duty in the Big Bend area of Texas. Martinez died and his unidentified partner is in serious condition.

Spokesman Douglas Mosier says Martinez was 36 years old and from El Paso. He had been a Border Patrol agent since August, 2013.

No details of how they sustained injuries have been released.

President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice.
  
The president made the comment on Twitter Sunday night amid a series of unrelated tweets. He also reiterated his call for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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