HERO border officer from elite unit suffered injuries while shooting Salvador Ramos dead

HERO border officer from elite unit suffered injuries while shooting Salvador Ramos dead
Texas shooter Salvador Ramos (L) was killed by an agent, who is part of CBP’s Del Rio sector that covers Uvalde (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images, salv8dor_/Instagram)

UVALDE, TEXAS: Sick Texas gunman Salvador Ramos, who slaughtered 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary school, was shot dead by a hero off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent from an elite tactical unit. The agent killed Ramos before his evil rampage could claim more lives. 

Police officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety, US Customs and Border Protection, and various other local agencies responded to the deadly shooting in the small town located about 60 miles east of the Mexico border on Tuesday, May 24. The agent, a member of CBP’s Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), rushed to the school while Ramos was still actively carrying out the massacre. The agent began exchanging rounds with the gunman, who was reportedly barricaded inside a fourth-grade classroom. Law enforcement told NBC that the officer was injured in the attack, but managed to kill the shooter before more innocent lives were taken. 


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The agent, who has not been named, is part of CBP’s Del Rio sector, which covers Uvalde. He was trained in a manner similar to US special forces. BORTAC agents are trained to handle terror threats abroad, as well as other situations like riots at ICE detention facilities. 

Members of the community gather at a vigil for the 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

Marsha Espinosa, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary of public affairs, confirmed that at least one Border Patrol agent was wounded by the shooter. "U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded to a law enforcement request for assistance re an active shooter situation inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Upon entering the building, Agents & other law enforcement officers faced gun fire from the subject, who was barricaded inside," Espinosa wrote, adding, "Risking their own lives, these Border Patrol Agents and other officers put themselves between the shooter and children on the scene to draw the shooter’s attention away from potential victims and save lives."



"At least one Border Patrol Agent was wounded by the shooter during the exchange of gunfire. On-and-off duty Border Patrol Agents arrived on the scene to assist with transferring students safely to their families and providing medical support," Espinosa wrote.


Recent information on the shooter revealed that he began behaving strangely before carrying out the deadly shooting. His friends have claimed that the 18-year-old even cut up his face just "for fun". It was recently also revealed that Ramos made a shocking boast about his sick plot to his former Wendy's co-workers. He then quit after saving enough for two AR-15 rifles, which he bought on his 18th birthday. Under a new Texan law passed in September, people aged 18-21 could buy guns if they had a protective order for being at risk of family violence, stalking, prostitution or sex trafficking. Under the law, the requirement for a permit for a handgun was removed. Rifles were already permitted in Texas without the need for licenses.

Born in North Dakota, Ramos lived in Uvalde and was a student at Uvalde High School before he found work at Wendy's. A former co-worker of the "demented" gunman described the 18-year-old as a "rude, creepy and scruffy" guy. She said that she kept her distance from him because she felt unsafe around him. Another former co-worker of Ramos said he would send inappropriate text messages to female colleagues.

Another school friend of Ramos said that he sent him pictures of his guns. "He would message me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR he was using … and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven mags," the friend told CNN. "I was like, 'bro, why do you have this?' and he was like, 'Don't worry about it." "He proceeded to text me, 'I look very different now. You wouldn't recognize me'," the friend added. Hours before carrying out the massacre, the shooter sent a chilling message to an acquaintance on Instagram, saying, "I'm about to".

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