A paranoid hunting guide and his equally paranoid client shot each other so of course, they told the authorities that undocumented immigrants were the culprits. Police officers arrived on the scene in early January at a remote south Texas ranch, near the Mexican border, and found the two men bleeding from gunshot wounds. There was a second guide involved but he was not injured.
This is what they told the police:
The casualties, guide Walker Daughtery, 26, and client Edwin Roberts, 59, and the other guide, Michael Bryant, told police they suspected the shooters were undocumented immigrants they had seen on the ranch earlier in their trip.
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and Donald Trump ally Sid Miller wrote about it on Facebook and it was shared from there thousands of times. Miller is known for circulating fake news. Their story made headlines across the country.
A family friend created a GoFundMe donation page stating that Daughtery and his group were involved in a shootout with some “illegals” who were trying to steal his RV with his clients still inside of it. The horror of it all! Walker is uninsured, so the page sought help with his medical bills. Over $23,000 was raised, according to CBS7.
Those who donated to the injured man might want their money back.
“I mean border patrol are experts in tracking in this area, we trust what they say because that’s all they do on a daily basis, and they didn’t find no sign, no indication that there was anybody in or out of that area that night,” Sheriff Dominguez said.
Even though that area is well known for Mexicans crossing the border, Dominguez said he has never seen violence like the one Walker’s group is claiming in the area.
This went all the way to a grand jury, who, with police, concluded that the men were lying about what took place. They shot each other.
Investigators said that Daughtery became paranoid that illegal immigrants were inside a vehicle with Roberts and his wife. But no one was there except for the paranoid gun owners. Roberts opened fire at the door.
Daughtery ran back to his cabin to grab his gun and got Bryant. The super-brave duo then opened fire on the truck. The paranoid men shot each other up, as one does when practicing gun safety (wink wink).
Daughtery was shot in the chest. Roberts took a bullet to his arm after Daughtery shot him. Bryant shot his colleague, Daughtery.
A ballistics test can’t be performed on Daughtery’s bullet because it’s too close to his heart to be safely removed.
Daughtery and Bryant have both been indicted on third-degree felony charges, punishable by up to five years in prison.
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