Border security has been a big issue the last few years and this incident just hammers home the point that it needs fixed. Google news is reporting that New Mexico hunting guide, Walker Daugherty was shot in the abdomen by a group of Mexican assailants that were attempting to kidnap his clients.
Per a family source, everyone was in bed preparing for an early hunt, the guides and cooks inside the house and the clients in the rental RV parked nearby. Walker heard voices outside and went to see what the noises were, he witnessed men with guns attempting to take the RV, he then ran back inside to get help. Walker and Michael armed themselves to defend and protect the client and to attempt to deter the assailants while the hunter attempted to escape in the RV which was being shot at repeatedly. The vehicle is riddled with bullet holes from the attack and suffered other structural damage. The attack lasted long enough for Walker to run back to the house and get more ammunition, when he was close to the door his sister, saw him get shot and was able to drag him inside the house and away from the gunfire. The women in the lodge were able to get a spotty cell signal and call 911.
The client’s wife, a nurse was able to help keep Walker from bleeding to death while they waited several hours for a medivac helicopter to take him to El Paso. It took local law enforcement over an hour to get to the remote scene. The family says the men and their wives were grilled about the veracity of their account by Law Enforcement and the assailants got away and likely returned to Mexico. Kidnapping along with drug and human trafficking, has become common along the Mexico border especially if there are reasons to believe that an intended victim is a person of means. The family however are self- employed outfitters earning a living as guides although the clients were likely the intended targets.
Walker remains in critical condition in an El Paso hospital. His client who was not named in the article was shot in the arm and is in stable condition. A family friend set up a go fund me page to help with medical bills and to help pay for everyday expenses while Walker is out of work.
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To see the complete press release click HERE