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Edit: There has been an update to the story and the two hunters have been indicted in a shooting they falsely claimed was started by unauthorized immigrants. Stay tuned for a full update on this case.
New Mexico hunting guide Walker Daugherty is in critical condition after retaliating against a band of Mexican kidnappers after his clients. Daugherty suffered a shot to his abdomen following gunfire between him and the assailants, who had already opened fire on the RV where Daugherty’s clients were staying.
The clients were still inside.
The incident occurred on the remote Circle Doug Ranch, west of Candelaria, TX, which is close to the Mexico border. According to The Westerner, Daugherty stumbled upon the attackers when he stepped outside of his nearby hunting lodge to investigate suspicious noise, which turned out to be several shooters targeting his clients’ RV. Shots soon echoed throughout the night as Daugherty and another guide, Michael Bryant, rushed to the clients’ defense. The RV was “riddled with bullet holes from the attack and suffered other structural damage” and Daugherty had to be pulled to safety, according to The Westerner.
The family, which runs Redwing Outfitters (a goHUNT Business Member), had been working with US Border Patrol recently after a series of thefts occurred on the ranch. Because of the number of attackers and direction of gunfire, the family suspects that the attackers intended to kill everyone there, according to The Westerner.
Fortunately, Daugherty’s and Bryant’s wives were able to call 911 from inside the lodge, despite bad cell phone reception. The client’s wife, who is a nurse, was able to keep Daugherty’s bleeding under control while they waited for an hour for a medivac helicopter to arrive. He was taken to El Paso, TX and is in critical condition.
The client, Edwin Roberts, was shot in the arm and is expected to fully recover.
The attackers have not been found. There is a gofundme account that was setup by friends to help with medical expenses. You can donate to the gofundme account here.
Do you think this was a botched kidnapping or something worse?
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prayers for a full recovery and capture of these criminals
I think it is just another example of the problem we have here in the country. So sad, that it is has to come to this. I'm praying for his family. The sad part is if they are captured, nothing will be done.
Prayers up for him and thank goodness that he was able to scare away the attackers. Perhaps they'll think twice next time. I am confused regarding the Facebook post. The details in the Facebook post (shot in the chest vs stomach) and that one of the wives was in the RV (the newspapers says both wives were in the lodge) versus the newspaper article have some very important facts conflicting.
I SO wish they would build a wall instead of just talking about it.
... I meant the details from the Twitter account or whatever it is that Helenbutt is posting from.
It was all friendly fire. Edwin shot Walker through the RV door because him and his wife were spooked. It escalated from there...http://www.therepublic.com/2017/01/12/tx-west-texas-ranch-shooting/
There is a lot of info going back and forth. We have been waiting for some concrete answers before we ran the follow-up. But like Wesley said... this is looking more and more like friendly fire.
It has been confirmed. No ambush. Friendly fire.
And it turns out the hunters are LYING RACISTS. The idiots screwed up and shot each other by mistake, then blamed it on imaginary Mexicans.http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/02/17/hunters-indicted-west-te...
Will the shooters be brought to justice ?
Perhaps you should post a retraction on this page, as the evidence has shown none of this is true except that they got shot and were in serious condition. They bilked thousands of people out of money to pay for this surgery based on allegations that it was illegals who did this, but evidence has shown thy did it to each other. If you are going to report any kind of news, be responsible about it and make sure the original story gets updated with correct information, like real news organizations do, if you want to be taken seriously. https://apnews.com/6cb4c81139024035af7bc406447e716f
Hi Linda Z. - I strive to get the full details of a story before creating any new articles. So that is why we haven't covered this yet. We are going to have another article on this subject and I will go into this article (and the other one) and add a link to the new article just like I do on all other articles that need an addition (just waiting on some info).
A few days ago I reached out to the Daugherty family to ask for a statement from them. So I am going to wait until we have a statement before we publish another article after the recent findings. Hope you have a great day!
PLEASE UPDATE THIS ARTICLE AND MAKE SURE IT SAYS IT IS FALSE IN THE TITLE.
THIS MAKES OTHER PAGES LINKS UPDATE SO FALSEHOODS ARE NOT CASCADING ACROSS THE INTERNET.
Everyone: please make comments like this on every news article you find that is later found provably false. It is up to us to control the media from leaving fake news lying about. Paper newspapers used to print retractions, but nobody really searched out old papers. Now, false articles like this float around the internet like polution. It is up to force the media to clean them up.
Left, right, whatever..... make noise and force web news sites to clean up their mess
If you would have read my comment above yours, you would see that I am making changes to all of these articles. Just like I do every time something like this happens. People are innocent until proven guilty. So you will have news articles like this, and then when the final ruling comes out, you will have to change the information on the old article.
Also, out of respect for the family, I have reached out to them for a statement and am waiting on that before we write another article.
I did read it and I don't consider it satisfactory to have a little comment all the way at the bottom of the page. How long did you vet the original article? At the very least, you should put a notice near the head that says the facts are in dispute.
I simply want people to actively work to clean up the internet news, especially small blogs that print articles that serve to engender high levels of anger.
Here is a 15 second google search if you want to get a start on your research:
Texas hunters charged in shooting they blamed on undocumented immigrants
USA TODAY - â21 hours agoâ
Texas hunters suffering gunshot wounds told police that undocumented immigrants had attacked their party before a later investigation determined the hunters accidentally shot one another. A grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty last ...
Texas hunters who said they were shot by thieving immigrants actually shot each other
Guns.com - â2 hours agoâ
Two men from Texas were indicted last week for falsely claiming they were shot by immigrants while hunting in Presidio County near the Mexican border. As it turned out, Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty were actually responsible for the shooting and ...
Texas Hunters Who Claimed They Were Shot by 'Illegal Aliens' Actually Shot Each Other: Cops
Inside Edition - â21 hours agoâ
Walker Dougherty, second from left, and Michael Bryant, second from right, have been indicted over a January shooting incident. (Facebook). Texas hunters who told authorities they had been shot during an ambush by "illegal aliens" made the whole story ...
Texas hunters who claimed they were shot by 'illegal aliens' shot each other, authorities say
SFGate - âFeb 21, 2017â
Hunting guides Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant were leading a hunting party in southern Texas in early January, when they claimed immigrants illegally crossed the nearby Mexico border, converged on their camp in the middle of the night and tried to ...
Texas hunters charged with shooting each other after blaming immigrants
WNCN - â3 hours agoâ
PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) â Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told ...
Texas hunters who accidentally shot each other blamed undocumented immigrants, police reveal
The Independent - âFeb 21, 2017â
A hunting guide and his client accidentally shot each other and then blamed it on undocumented migrants, police in the US have said. Officers attended the scene at a remote south Texas ranch, near to the Mexico border, in early January, finding the two ...
Cops: Hunters' friendly fire, not immigrant "ambush," to blame for shooting
CBS News - âFeb 20, 2017â
PRESIDIO, Texas -- Two hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told CBS affiliate KOSA ...
Texas Digest: Hunters who blamed immigrants are charged in shooting
Austin American-Statesman - âFeb 19, 2017â
The hunters' claim became fodder for a Facebook post by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who wrote the attack was another reason a wall must be built to secure the Texas border to halt âviolent criminals and members of drug cartels coming in.â.
Texas hunters accidentally shot each other and tried to blame Mexican immigrants
Mic - âFeb 20, 2017â
Two men shot in January near the Mexico border in Texas were wounded by "friendly fire" from their hunting parties â not undocumented Mexican immigrants, as one of the men had claimed, according to police. Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant â both ...
Texas Hunters Falsely Claiming Attack By Undocumented Immigrants Charged With Deadly Conduct
Patch.com - âFeb 19, 2017â
PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX â A pair of hunters who told police they had been attacked by immigrants entering the country illegally in explaining their having fired their weapons in the direction of other people have been charged with deadly conduct by police ...
Two hunters are charged with shooting their friends on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border after they blamed ...
Daily Mail - âFeb 20, 2017â
Two hunters have been charged over a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border - despite claiming that they were attacked by illegal immigrants. Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant said they had come under fire during the incident on ...
Police: Hunters Shot Each Other Near The Border, Then Blamed Immigrants
Huffington Post - âFeb 20, 2017â
Daugherty and his fiancee told police they were shot by undocumented immigrants from Mexico, per CBS 7 in Odessa, Texas. However, the station said police now believe Daugherty actually shot Roberts and another member of the party, Michael Bryant, ...
Texas Hunters Face Charges Of Shooting Friend After Blaming Incident On Immigrants
Comicbook.com - âFeb 20, 2017â
Walker Daugherty and Edwin Roberts were treated by paramedics for gunshot wounds on a remote Texas ranch. When questioned by authorities, the group revealed that they were attacked by a group of illegal immigrants. An investigation found no evidence ...
Hunters Involved in Texas Shooting Blame Illegal Immigrants, but Something is Fishy
OutdoorHub - â20 hours agoâ
Two hunters have been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred on a remote ranch in Texas near the Mexican border. The two hunters claimed to be attacked by immigrants who crossed the border illegally, but further investigating led ...
Hunters who accidentally shot one another blamed illegal immigrants
Metro - â6 hours agoâ
The hunters' claim became anti-immigration propoganda and went viral, it was even shared on Facebook post by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who wrote the attack was another reason why Donald Trump's wall must be built to secure the Texas ...
Texas Hunters Walker Daugherty And Michael Bryant Blame Shootings On Immigrants
The Inquisitr - âFeb 21, 2017â
Two Texas hunters, Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant, have been charged with âusing deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of othersâ after an investigation by Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez found that the pair had lied when ...
It turns out the hunters who said immigrants attacked them while hunting shot themselves
Daily Kos - âFeb 20, 2017â
6 incident where police responding to call about a shooting on a ranch near Candelaria found Daugherty and another man in the hunting party, Edwin Roberts, with gunshot wounds. The men were part of a group of hunters and told authorities they were ...
Indictments for hunters who shot each other and blamed it on undocumented immigrants
Death and Taxes - âFeb 19, 2017â
Two hunters who shot each other and then tried to blame it on those dang illegal immigrants were indicted last week for using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others. The shooting happened back on January 6, on a Texas ranch ...
Texas Hunters Who Shot Each Other and Blamed Immigrants Charged
CDA News - âFeb 20, 2017â
Two hunters in Texas have been charged in connection with a shooting at a remote Texas ranch located not far from the Mexican border. The hunters, Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty, had originally told police that they were attacked by illegal ...
2 Hunters Who Claimed They Were Shot By Immigrants Actually Shot Each Other
Task & Purpose - âFeb 19, 2017â
Two hunters have been indicted in a West Texas shooting they falsely claimed was started by unauthorized immigrants. Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty were indicted by a grand jury
January 9, 2017
Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt
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