Details continue to emerge about Tuesday morning’s horrific mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, including how a member of the U.S. Border Patrol ended the murderous rampage of the 18-year-old shooter.
According to reports, it all began when the suspect shot his grandmother in San Antonio, Texas. He later led law enforcement on a high-speed chase culminating when he crashed his pickup truck 85 miles away in Uvalde, Texas. Next, the armor-clad shooter fled to nearby Robb Elementary School, where he began shooting and ultimately barricaded himself in a classroom.
A citizen called 911 while two local police officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter. Both officers were shot. According to the AP, a Border Patrol agent who was working nearby “rushed into the school without waiting for backup.” The shooter was killed by “an elite BORTAC Border Patrol agent [who] entered with a tactical team,” according to Fox News reporter Bill Melugin.
NEW: Border Patrol sources tell me an elite BORTAC Border Patrol agent is believed to have shot and killed the gunman at Robb Elementary School today. I’m told he entered with a tactical team while TX LEOs were engaged w/ barricaded shooter. Agent was injured. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 25, 2022
Either way, a Border Patrol agent was injured in the exchange of gunfire with the shooter, however, the highly-trained agent was able to shoot and kill the barricaded gunman, ending his murderous shooting spree.