‘Elite’ Border Patrol agent credited with killing Texas school mass shooter
A Border Patrol agent is being credited with killing the gunman in a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
No statement has been released, but an anonymous law enforcement official told the Associated Press that an agent rushed into Robb Elementary School without waiting for backup. The Border Patrol agent shot and killed the gunman, who was hiding behind a barricade, this source said. The as-yet unidentified agent was wounded but able to walk out of the school, the source added.
Border Patrol sources told Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin that the agent believed to have shot and killed the gunman was part of an “elite” tactical unit and had entered the school with a team while Texas law enforcement officials were engaged with the shooter.
“I’m told that that BORTAC agent went in with his technical group with other agents. They formed a stocking maneuver while Texas law enforcement was engaged with the shooter, who was barricaded,” Melugin reported to Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “They came in from opposite sides. The BORTAC agent ended up exchanging gunfire with the shooter, killed the shooter, and I am told that the agent was injured in his leg. They are trying to figure out if he was shot in the leg or hit by shrapnel.”
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The Washington Examiner reached out to the Border Patrol for comment.
Salvador Romas, an 18-year-old high school student from Uvalde, has been identified as the suspected gunman, who is suspected of also shooting his grandmother before the school attack. At least 21 people were killed, including 18 children, and several others were injured and transported to hospitals for treatment.