Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Camoflaged men kill two border crossers on Eloy ranch

Arizona Daily Independent

On April 8, at approximately 10:35 p.m., agents from the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station, Eloy Police Department, and Coolidge Police Department responded a call of shots fired on the Eagle Ranch in Eloy. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Office the shots were “being fired at an illegal alien smuggling load.”

Upon arrival, the law enforcement agencies determined that there was one deceased person in the bed of a pickup truck and a second deceased subject in a wash northeast of the pickup truck. Several border crossers were located hiding in the brush nearby.

It was determined that the border crossers were traveling in a pickup truck in a wash that is commonly used for human smuggling. They were ambushed by an unknown number of subjects in camouflage clothing armed with rifles. Shots were fired at the pickup truck at which time two subjects were fatally struck.

It was determined that the incident had occurred in Pima County.

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