President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice.
The president made the comment on Twitter Sunday night amid a series of unrelated tweets.
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
He also reiterated his call for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Details about how the agents were injured have not been released.
A Border Protection spokesman says Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were hospitalized Sunday after being hurt while on duty in the Big Bend area of South Texas.
U.S Representative Martha McSally also commented Sunday night, saying:
"The senseless death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was murdered along our southwest border in Texas, should be a wakeup call to our country that we must have the resolve to secure our border and protect Americans from deadly threats like these. We must provide our Border Patrol Agents with a strategy, tools and resources they need to carry their crucial mission to keep our borders secure and our communities safe. They are on the frontlines, and they need us to have their back.
My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the grieving family of Agent Martinez. He paid the ultimate price while serving to keep us safe. His partner is in serious condition and needs our prayers as well."
Martinez died at the hospital. His partner's name has not been released.