Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Falcon Lake Gun attack: One killed, one injured while fishing on Texas/Mexico border

Republished from My San Antonio by Jason Burch

A fisherman from Texas was shot and killed Tuesday night on Falcon Lake, the international reservoir on the Rio Grande that six years ago was the site of a high-profile killing of an American tourist.

Oscar Garza, 26, died of gunshot wounds while fishing on the lake, said Zapata County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Raymundo Del Bosque. Javier Gonzalez, 21, jumped into the water to avoid the gunfire and was taken to a hospital and treated for hypothermia, Del Bosque said. Both men are residents of Starr County.

The sheriff’s office received a call at 8:46 p.m. about the shooting, Del Bosque said.

“Two young guys were fishing out on the lake… over by Falcon State Park,” he said. “They were confronted by another boat … and it started escalating and the guys shot at Mr. Garza and Mr. Gonzalez. They fatally injured Mr. Garza, who died there in the boat. Mr. Gonzalez sped away and bullets were hitting the boat. He jumped off the boat to try to hide from the bullets and hide from the gunmen.”

Del Bosque said deputies are working with the Texas Rangers and other agencies to investigate the killing.

He said it’s too early to say if the shooting was carried out by cartel members who operate on the Mexican side of the reservoir. Video from a Border Patrol aerostat should show whether the shooting happened on the Mexican or U.S. side of the lake and where the boat with the gunman went after the incident, Del Bosque said.

In 2010, David Michael Hartley was killed while jet skiing at Falcon. His wife was able to escape and told law enforcement officials they were attacked by gunmen on a boat. The Zetas drug cartel was blamed for the shooting.


Last week, Mexican officials seized more than 6,000 pounds of pot on the lake. According to a press release from the Border Patrol, agents on the U.S. side saw men on the Mexican bank loading bundles onto a boat. They contacted authorities in Mexico, who seized the drugs.

31 comments:

  1. looks like she was telling the truth the whole time, huh?

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    1. 5:42 Uuh? What, ???

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    2. @7:38,5:42 is talking about the Hartley murder.

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  2. hope mexico is safe right now... After christmas I will be going to la Joya San Luis Potosi

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    1. Well, I guess as long as you get a good vacation after christmas, what else matters?

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    2. Anon, but not reallyDecember 7, 2016 at 6:56 PM

      The Devil Is Loose in San Luis Potosí:

      http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/entrada-de-opinion/columna/alejandro-hope/nacion/2016/12/7/el-diablo-anda-suelto-en-san-luis-potosi

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    3. Me too , to rubys 15.

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  3. She and her husband where over there buying drugs and he got murked , then she tells a fictious story about how over a polariod camera her husband got shot

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    1. What is your source? What kind of drugs? Must have been weight to go thru all those changes. The story never passed the smell test but I ain't in her shoes so I hate to judge.

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    2. I live near falcon lake,so probably u can understand my point.when Mr Hartley was supposedly killed their was a full blown turf war in that region.lets say that it's like throwing one of the Kardashians in a bikini to a prison full of rapists and crying in the news the next day because they got raped.the Hartleys supposedly crossed into mexico to site see old guerrero.it's a city under the water.here in this parts of the country like it or not but it's the truth.nobody gets killed for no reason.el cdg y zetas son la misma popo

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  4. Anybody know if its any safer in coahuila I'll be in Villa-Union and Allende and it creeps the fuk out of me i dont go unless i have to and i always carry a loaded.45 i know its nothing to a cuerno but it'll buy me some time i hope..fingers crossed aver como nos va.

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    1. "policias mexicanos golpeando ciudadanos" on you tube, so you go home in Saltillo with a warnin'.
      Same thing anywhere mexico, as a matter of fack, soldiers doing it too in full glorious daylight

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  5. Probably some racist chicanos like we been see in youtube , im guessing they where screaming racist rants to the mesicans not saying thats why they did but i can bet 100k thats what it was and they end up on the grave who agrees whit me give me a like
    John McCain

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    1. The victims were Us residents or citizens of Hispanic descent, and hispanic names that maybe they got shot by people that can't go fishing for disrupting their "Sick Ops", but there is no race visible there, John, take a pretzel, no like.

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  6. If you mind your own business it's safe just like anywhere else in the world. But sometimes just at the wrong place wrong time

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  7. Brown on Brown aggravated crimes like this get no national media coverage. The cartels have to kill a "innocent" American with a western European surname before the national media gets involved.

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    1. Same thing for the Mexican media.

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    2. Spanish last names are western European, idiot.
      Spain is in western Europe the last time I checked.

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    3. 6:44 yeah, yes, right, but the Spanish are not the common denominator on the US mexican border, they are back in mexico, but they are chauffeured around, from an oil and gas contract meeting to another with the mexican "Benjamin Arnolds" in tow.

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  8. Was more surprised to learn about a border Patrol aerostat than the story itself didn't know they existed you should post something about these Border Patrol aerostat

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    1. Shit, there's about 3 or 4 down in south texas.

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  9. China NL woop woop. Sad innocent people can't even fish now a days enjoy a quiet gane. Smh.

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    1. Que tiene que ver china?? Aqui hablan de falcon, N.Guerrero, Tamps. Oye en china ya no quedo gente masisa verdad..I los que quedan andan de chapulines o soplones y brincando de bandos.

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  10. They probably had a spat over a secret fishing spot,mix in a few beers,hot tempers,couple of guns and wah la! Dead body. Not everything is Narco related.

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  11. @7:44pm

    Of course a 'cuerno' ain't a comparison to a .45 cal but that's not what matters, it's if you can 1 shot 1 kill. And know your aim, if you do that, dude you can go against 5 guys with aks that don't know how to aim and you'll step on all 5 with ur 45. The majority of those cartel zeta hit men are kids that if they spray a whole 30rd mag they'll only hit 1rd from the 30. So it don't matter if you got a .45, as long as you James Bond the fuckers

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  12. People dont get killed for no reason at all they must of fucked up somehow...

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  13. Is there actual security on this lake.. Or?

    Have both sides not learned a thing since the Hartley murder?

    Something tells me there is something very lucrative with this body of bloody water..

    Paz Por Favor

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  14. Yep every time I'm there it posted down close to tigers. Eye in the sky. Makes me feel a bit safer.

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  15. I'm from wisc.since when do you need to carry semi autos when you fish ?

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