Two bounty hunters tried to arrest a wanted fugitive in Texas on Tuesday, but the arrest of their suspect quickly turned deadly after they trapped him in a car dealership.
According to CBS News, F.N.G. Security and Investigations employees Fidel Garcia Jr. and Gabriel Bernal were trying to arrest wanted fugitive Ramon M. Hutchinson who was wanted over “an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a first-degree drug charge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
However, when they cornered him at the dealership, with guns drawn, they quickly got into a fire fight that resulted in all three dying.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Concerns have since emerged over whether the bounty hunters handled themselves appropriately. News station KFOR noted that the two “wore plain clothes” and “identified themselves as federal agents.”
While it’s legal in Texas for bounty hunters to do as such, fellow bounty hunter Ryan Lopez believes the state should follow Oklahoma’s lead and pass a law forcing hunters to wear a badge, have the words “bond enforcer” on their vest and never associate themselves with any other law enforcement agency.
“Tactically, that was totally wrong what they did,” he said, the premise being that perhaps lives may have been saved had they followed better protocol.
“It’s better to live and work another day than have a child or innocent bystander get hurt,” he continued, referencing the aggressive approach the duo used in their attempt to apprehend Hutchinson. “Let him go if you can’t get him right then. Come back and get him on a later date.”
This is shocking and shows how dangerous it can be to be a bounty hunter. We must pray for the families of Garcia Jr. and Bernal. Share this story on social media and leave a comment below.