Border agent injured in Texas dies

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Texas is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed a USA border agent and injured another.

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott's office announced a reward of up to $20,000 through Texas Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed Martinez and wounded his partner. Martinez died and his unidentified partner is in serious condition.

Investigators haven't released certain details about the case, including what time it happened and whether they're pursuing specific suspects.

Governor Abbott tweeted in a similar vain: 'Our prayers are with the families of this Border Patrol Agent who was killed & the other who was injured in this attack in Texas, ' he wrote.

Mr Trump said the second officer injured on Sunday was "brutally beaten and badly, badly hurt", but "looks like he'll make it".

In remarks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Mr Trump said the border wall is necessary because "it's rough territory" along the border. He says the wall he has promised to build along the border between the US and Mexico is on the agenda.

In a tweet Sunday, Mr. Trump said, "We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible", and reiterated his call for a border wall with Mexico. He pledged that "we're going to straighten it out".

CBP did not mention the cause of the agents' serious injuries, but said the scene was secure and the Border Patrol's Special Operations Group was conducting a search of the area with CBP's Air and Marine Operations "for potential suspects or witnesses".

He reported they were both injured and needed assistance, CBP said in a statement on its website.

"We are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our border agents who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe", Cruz said.

The described incident occurred yesterday near the village of van horn, Texas. "The men and women of our Border Patrol have an incredibly unsafe and demanding job and they are our most important resource to securing our border". It said in a statement that the agents "were responding to activity" while on patrol near Interstate 10.

A Border Patrol agent died today from an incident in the Texas Big Bend region, while scant details were provided by authorities about exactly what happened and when.

Agent Rogelio Martinez was patrolling in western Texas when he was struck in the head by an object, according to the Associated Press.

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