Last month, in Texas, near Candelaria, about 250 miles southeast of El Paso, two men were shot, and they blamed it on immigrants that crossed the border from Mexico. However, according to an indictment issued last week, it was revealed they were actually shot by members of their own hunting party.
On January 6, Walker Daugherty and Edwin Roberts were both wounded in the shooting incident.
Daugherty and his fiancee told the police that they were shot by undocumented immigrants from Mexico in Odessa, Texas. But police now believe that Daugherty shot Roberts and Michael Bryant, another person from the hunting party, shot Daugherty.
“There were no bullet casings or projectiles from weapons other than those belonging to the individuals hunting on the ranch nor in the RV belonging to the hunting party,” the sheriff’s department said.
Last Wednesday, Bryant and Daugherty, who are Redwing Outfitters’ hunting guides, were indicted on charges of deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others.
Redwing asserted on Facebook that the two were shot “ambush style.” But when thirty investigators searched the area, they found no evidence backing their story. Police believe they fired at each other accidentally.
“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,” Danny Dominguez, Presidio County Sheriff, said.
Daugherty, who is uninsured, raised $26,300 on GoFundMe to cover his injuries and the story went viral on social media.
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