Twenty-two years ago today, two Border Patrol Agents, Susan Lynn Rodriguez and Ricardo Guillermo Salinas, were murdered in a shootout with a dangerous criminal who was on the run.
The criminal had previously murdered two people and wounded another. He fled the crime scene. Local deputies gave chase and asked the Border Patrol for assistance.
Agents Rodriguez and Salinas set up a perimeter around where the criminal was suspected to be hiding. As they walked back to their vehicle, the suspect emerged from a cornfield and began firing with an AK rifle on them and the other law enforcement officers on the scene. During the ensuing gun battle, Agents Rodriguez and Salinas were killed.
Lessons to be Learned:
The criminal had gone to the home of the initial victims in search of a former girlfriend. When sheltering someone who has been a victim of Domestic Violence, it’s wise to increase our level of Awareness and Defense Condition.
Rifles are devastating weapons in pistol distance gunfights. Although there has been a lot of discounting the efficacy of .22 rifles as deadly weapons lately, this is ill-advised and foolish. Regardless of caliber, rifles are dangerous weapons.
RIP Agents Rodriguez and Salinas.
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I appreciate you bringing this event and loss of life to our attention. Well done on the way you gave honor to the federal agents and the lessons to be learned. Thanks!
On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:13 AM tacticalprofessor wrote:
> tacticalprofessor posted: “Twenty-two years ago today, two Border Patrol > Agents, Susan Lynn Rodriguez and Ricardo Guillermo Salinas, were murdered > in a shootout with a dangerous criminal who was on the run. > https://apnews.com/f7fa562c42655a5874bf491be86adff7 The criminal had pr” >
A rifle will just dominate an area, single shot, bolt action, lever action, semi auto-the rifle can dominates just by noise and blast. Now I know it was Hollywood but the big shootout following the bank robbery in HEAT is an example of the noise and concussive effects especially in city canyons where you get echoes on echoes. I was 5 feet behind a guy target shooting with a 50 cal and every time he fired fit was like being hit by a sledgehammer