Previously deported illegal immigrant hits and kills Houston police officer

Posted on May 31, 2011

It’s happened again.  Another police officer has been killed by the actions of a previously deported, but somehow magically transported back into the country, illegal immigrant:

HOUSTON – The man accused of hitting and killing a Houston police officer in north Houston Sunday was found to be an illegal immigrant, under the influence and carrying drugs, according to authorities.

Investigators said Johoan Rodriguez, 26, had a blood-alcohol level of.238, which is three times the legal limit, and had cocaine in his pocket when he struck and killed Officer Kevin Will.


Court records show that after being deported once to Mexico, Rodriguez attempted to gain entry again in Hidalgo County. In the federal court document, it says he was “claiming that he had been born in Houston, Texas.  The defendant presented a Texas drivers license to back his claim.”

Sometime after that, Rodriguez managed to get back across the border. (emphasis mine)

Yes, “sometime after that” this man managed to cross back into the country illegally despite our borders being “more secure than ever” and end up running down a police officer while stone cold drunk.  How do you suppose he made his way back into the U.S. ?  Magic carpet perhaps?

In a unrelated story, another illegal immigrant wanted for a 2008 vehicular homicide  and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was arrested in Arizona yesterday.   At least the Border Patrol got this guy before he could do any more harm to anyone.