Previously Deported Illegal Alien Wanted for Child Rape Shot by Police After Pulling a Gun
An illegal immigrant shot and killed by police during an attempted arrest in Arlington, Texas on Thursday was wanted on eleven sex offense charges, including crimes against children. Juan Jimenez-Salas had been previously deported from the United States.
A felony arrest warrant for Jimenez-Salas was issued months ago, with the Mexican national charged with five counts of rape and six counts of indecency with a child. It was alleged the illegal alien had committed sexual assault against two sisters under the ages of ten.
On Thursday, US Marshals working with Arlington police officers encountered Jimenez-Salas during a traffic stop. It’s alleged he reached for a gun during the arrest, and after pointing it at an officer was shot and killed.
It appears that Jimenez-Salas was deported from the United States are being charged with sex offenses similar to that he was recently charged with. “Approximately 20 years ago, he was arrested on felony charges similar to that on what we have on him in this case now. And he was deported back to Mexico,” said Captain Scott Harwell of the El Dorado Police Department.
If Jimenez-Salas had been kept out of the country after his first sex crimes deportation, the second round of sex offenses against children never would’ve occurred. It’s unclear when he returned to the United States.
Customs and Border Patrol officers have arrested dozens of previously deported sex offenders on the US southern border in the latest illegal immigration crisis.