Border patrol agent killed on duty in Texas

President Trump tweeted "We will, and must, build the Wall," after the death in West Texas of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36.
1:41 | 11/20/17

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An investigation under way in Texas after Border Patrol agent was killed on duty the agency in this photo obtained by arrow passive station KV Daiei. President trump weighed in overnight repeating his call to build a border wall and our chief national correspondent Tom Donohue of the latest good morning time George morning we've been following the story since overnight Texas leaders including governor Abbott and senator crews are describing this as an attack. US Border Patrol and FBI are launch a full investigation for potential suspects after a border agent was killed in the line of duty. This all happened in west Texas near interstate ten in the Big Ben sector along the US Mexico border it's a dusty stretch of highway about 100 miles east of El Paso. Now officials tell us agent role hell Leo Martinez 36 years old and his partner were responding to activity while on patrol. Now agent Martinez's partner reported that they were both injured. And in need of assistance responding agents provided immediate medical care and transported both agents to a local hospital where Martinez. Later died. It's still not clear what actually happened to be agents and there are reports that there were no shootings involve push to try to figure out exactly what happened meantime the president did tweet on this overnight repeating his call for a border walk. At the tape right now congress showed no willingness to and funded right now but they are building prototypes you don't know deathly that is exactly right there were six companies have built eight different prototypes we have some video of this prototypes you can see right now you know this is one of his key still promises that quarter role wall along the southern border and obese. These ports I'd have to meet certain requirements and height and how deep they can go. But George Wright a lot of critics call this just political theater because so for the don't have the funding for this massive project that was the costs of these prototypes we'll 300000 dollars is the minimum there between 300000 to 500000 dollars each so. It's a pretty cut it. This involves billions and yet cancer.

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