Texas National Guard Soldier shoots an illegal alien

| January 20, 2023 | 29 Comments

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas initiated Operation Lone Star in a bid to mitigate illegal immigration from Mexico into the U.S. via Texas. A Texas National Guard Soldier, SPC Angel Gallegos, became the first Soldier in this operation to shoot and injure an illegal alien. Documents related to the event do not indicate that the illegal alien was armed. Texas authorities are investigating this shooting.

From military.com:

The soldier who fired, Spc. Angel Gallegos, is an infantryman assigned to the border as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, a multibillion-dollar mission intended to curb the number of migrants entering Texas. Around 5,500 members of the Texas National Guard remain posted along the Rio Grande manning observation posts, building fences and in some cases apprehending migrants for the mission, which began in March 2021.

The migrant was shot in his left shoulder. He was taken to McAllen Medical Center for evaluation and treatment, according to the document.

The Texas Military Department and Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ericka Miller, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety said the Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

The shooting is the third known incident since the mission began in which a Texas Guard member has intentionally opened fire on duty. In January 2022, a soldier shot at a Chrysler 300, recently seen smuggling migrants, that he believed was accelerating toward a fellow Guardsman. Nobody was harmed in that incident. More recently, a soldier died by suicide with his duty weapon while on patrol in Eagle Pass in October.

The shooting took place around 4:20 a.m. Sunday, after two Guardsmen joined Border Patrol agents and a trained dog who tracked a group of migrants to an abandoned house. The soldiers entered the building where three of the four migrants surrendered, the report said.

According to the document, the fourth migrant tried to flee through a window and resisted when one of the soldiers tried to apprehend him. The migrant wrestled the service member to the ground, striking him with his fists and elbows, the document said. During the struggle, the Guard member drew his M17 pistol and shot the migrant in the left shoulder at close range as the migrant was falling on top of the soldier. The soldier fired once, the document said.

No other injuries were reported.

It’s not clear if the soldier intended to fire his weapon. Two service members assigned to the border mission have died in accidental shootings — known as “negligent discharges” in military parlance — since it expanded in the fall of 2021.

Rod Kise, a spokesperson with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Rio Grande Valley, said Border Patrol agents, as well as DPS troopers, were present during the shooting Sunday morning. Kise said the Department of Public Safety is the lead agency on the investigation, but CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility is also reviewing the incident.

Military.com has additional information at this link.

Category: Illegal Immigrants, National Guard

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AW1Ed

Spc. Gallegos couldn’t have shot him if he wasn’t here.

ninja

👍👌👏

SFC D

Too simple a solution.

JustALurkinAround

NO HUMYN IS ILLEGALLLLLZZZZZ!!!

RGR 4-78

Spam a lot has grabbed a hold of Chip.

AZRobert

Don’t they teach shoot n scoot anymore? Way past time for A10’s on the border…

ninja

thebesig:

THANK You using using the term “Illegal Aliens” for the title in your post.

👌👏

“On Monday, April 19, 2021 – nearly three months following his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States – Joe Biden issued a memo directing the nation’s two largest immigration enforcement agencies, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to use the words “non-citizen” or “migrant”…

“The move…aimed at replacing longtime used words like “illegal aliens” or “aliens” when referring to migrants…”

“At the time of the president’s announcement, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, tweeted: “President Biden is more concerned about Border Patrol’s vocabulary than he is about solving the border crisis. These backwards priorities are only making the situation worse.”

SFC D

CBP may or may not use the term “tonk” when speaking of illegal aliens. You may ask “why do they use that term?” The answer is simple. “Tonk” is the sound created when a CBP extendable baton meets a solid object, such as a skull. I disavow any direct knowledge of this definition, my knowledge is strictly second or third-hand.

ninja

😆🤣😅🤭👏👌👍

SgtM

Heard the “tonk” term 20 years ago from a cop buddy, he said it was the sound his long Mag Lite made when hitting a perp in the head. He said they couldn’t use batons anymore so the Mag Lite was just a tool.

rgr769

“Illegal alien” is the term used in the federal immigration statutes. Legal immigrants are called “resident aliens.” Just more Newspeak Dictionary brain washing courtesy of Gropey Joe and the Bandaho’s that pull his strings.

ninja

Once again, Thank you, rgr769!

“Just more Newspeak Dictionary brain washing courtesy of Gropey Joe and the Bandaho’s that pull his strings”…

SPOT ON!!!

👍👌👏

ninja

The IRONY of all of this is Ole Brandon Boy’s and his Word Salad VP word usages…

As in “WHAT did they just say????”

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1616213943269183492

“BIDEN ON DOCUMENTS SCANDAL: “Here’s the deal. What quite frankly bugs me is that we have a serious problem here we’re talking about. We’re talking about what’s going on and American people don’t quite understand why you don’t ask me questions about that.”

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David

Band a hos? Or pendehos?

Anonymous

Ask Hunter. He’s the latter and knows a bunch of the former.

26Limabeans

“shot the migrant in the left shoulder at close range as the migrant was falling on top of the soldier”

Windage adjustment may be in order.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

He should claim that his finger wasn’t on the trigger the same as like alec baldwin claims.

JustALurkinAround

That is a terrific meme. The placement of the Dem’s right hand suggests such condescending arrogance.

AW1 Rod

“It’s not clear if the soldier intended to fire his weapon.”

Huh?

Since “the migrant was falling on top of the soldier” and the soldier drew his weapon, I’m pretty sure he intended to fire it. And kudos to Spc. Gallegos for doing so!

Anonymous

Anonymous

Too much?

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

That should be standard ROE. Illegal comes across the border. Is given ONE command to turn around & leave NOW.
Illegal keeps coming. Illegal is shot.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

(adaptable to the situation)
I’ll tell you what war is about, you’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough they stop fighting.”
Gen Curtis LeMay.

Welp, ammo prices gonna go up again.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

This time for a good cause.
Better ammo prices go up slightly then to continue giving our tax money to illegals in the form of “free” food, medical, education, welfare, housing, etc.

David

Oughta be SGT Gallegos.

KoB

Yep! Outstanding EER with “…promote ahead of peers” notation.

Prior Service

Well done.

Blaster

I’m a little confused. Was the Soldier that the illegal Alien was “falling” on the shooter or a different one?

Either way, it seems justified to me. The alien had already assaulted a Soldier. My other question is, where was/were his battle buddy(s) and/or the BP agents?

So, fine him $1.00 for the bullet, give him an AAM and get back to work!

5JC

“We should ask an Indian what happens when you don’t control illegal immigration.” – Mark Twain