Laredo, TX – An illegal immigrant who was previously convicted of killing a police officer in Texas in 1993 was apprehended in Laredo on Christmas Day.
U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) – Laredo Sector posted a picture of Hilario Rios Garcia to social media on Dec. 27 along with a press release that said the convicted cop killer who had previously been deported had been found in Texas yet again.
Rios Garcia is a citizen of Mexico who was deported from the United States after serving time for the murder of a police officer in Roma, KGNS reported.
USBP said that a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper requested assistance with a vehicle stop from Hebbronville Station border patrol agents on Dec. 25.
The trooper had stopped a car full of people near Farm to Market Road 649 west of Hebbronville, according to the press release.
It turned out that the individuals in the car were associated with a human trafficking case and one of them was a convicted cop killer.
US Border Patrol agents apprehend an undocumented individual previously convicted of a charge of Capital Murder of a Police Officer or Fire Fighter. Hilario Rios Garcia will be prosecuted for his immigration violation & turned over to the custody of the @USMarshalsHQ.#HonorFirst pic.twitter.com/fe0bIpi9GH
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Carl E. Landrum (@USBPChiefLRT) December 27, 2021
Border patrol agents assisted DPS troopers in making arrests at the scene.
“Once in custody, #USBP agents discovered the driver was an undocumented individual from the country of Mexico,” USBP said in its post. “Record checks revealed Hilario Rios Garcia had an extensive criminal history which included an arrest in June 1993 by the City of Roma, Texas Police Department and subsequent conviction of Capital Murder of a Police Officer or Fireman.”
Rios Garcia was taken into custody at the scene.
USBP said in its press release that he would be turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and prosecuted for his violation of U.S. immigration laws.