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San Antonio Police officers arrested a male suspect Tuesday morning who they believe fired gunshots through the windows of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in the southern Texas city, according to a bulletin/email from the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a fraternal group that represents over 13,000 chiefs, command officers, directors of public safety, and security directors throughout the nation.
Local law enforcement responded around 3 a.m. PT, 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday to shots fired at the ICE field office located north of the border with Mexico. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in their Texas field office confirmed the attack.
“Shortly before or after [the attack on ICE], shots were also fired at a nearby office building. Both buildings also house businesses completely unrelated to ICE operations. No fatalities or injuries were reported. The FBI is conducting the investigation into the shootings and is examining the crime scenes, collecting evidence and reviewing the closed-circuit television surveillance footage,” the FBI officials stated.
The alleged shooter is believed to have fired several rounds at the building from across the highway, according to local reports. Several of the building’s windows were shattered and ICE officials said the windows of the offices are not bullet resistant.
Police officers apprehended the man — whose name has yet to be identified — not far from where the shooting occurred. The FBI is handling the case, according to a San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman.
Law enforcement officials have not yet determined the suspect’s motive for the shooting. The ICE facility did not have any illegal aliens in their offices and cops and agents are talking about anti-law enforcement attacks.
Some within Homeland Security are pointing the finger at those who have vilified immigration officials in recent months, especially Democratic lawmakers, presidential candidates and the activist news media.
“You have so-called political leaders calling law enforcement officers ‘Gestapo,’ ‘Storm Troopers,” white supremacists and other derogatory terms. And the leftist news media echoes those sentiments on a daily basis,” said Carl Winston, a former police captain now working as a director of security at a Texas corporation.
Recently, President Donald Trump directed federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) to conduct a dragnet criminal aliens – immigrants who have committed felonies — in a number of cities.
ICE agents reportedly arrested 52 criminal aliens or immigration violators throughout South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday, August 8.
During this operation, ICE deportation officers made arrests in these Texas cities: Rio Grande Valley (9), San Antonio (7), Laredo (20), and Austin/Waco (16). Of those arrested, 46 were men; six were women.
Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following three countries: Mexico (47), Honduras (4) and Cuba (1).
More than 67% of the aliens arrested by ICE deportation officers during this enforcement surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.