Can’t be too extreme when chasing suspected illegal aliens now, can we?
DPS (Department of Public Safety) has taken an aggressive role on the border in recent years, increasing the number of troopers there, deploying boats and dispatching helicopters with designated marksmen armed with powerful rifles.
An official with the Guatemalan consulate said Friday that the consul was looking into seven arrests and two deaths in the Rio Grande Valley, after a highway patrol helicopter opened fire on a vehicle suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants.
A DPS officer “discharged a weapon” during the chase, according to Cesinger’s statement.
She confirmed that two people traveling in the vehicle died, one was injured and transported to a hospital.
Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Cox said Friday that the chase began because officers suspected illegal activity.