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Michael Sheppard, a local jail warden, and his twin brother have been charged with manslaughter after being accused of opening fire on a group of migrants in west Texas, killing one and wounding another.
Michael Sheppard is 60 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Two brothers in Texas have been arrested after authorities say one of them opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man and shooting a woman in the stomach, according to court documents filed Thursday.
The shooting Tuesday was in rural Hudspeth County, about 90 miles from El Paso, where the woman was transported and recovering at a hospital, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS said the victims were a group of migrants standing alongside the road getting water when a truck with two men inside pulled over. According to court documents, the group had taken over as the car passed to avoid being detected, but the truck backed up.
According to court documents, Michael Sheppard, Mark Sheppard, and 60 were charged with manslaughter. It was unclear whether either man had an attorney, and no contact information could immediately be found Thursday.
Records show that Michael Sheppard was a warden at the West Texas Detention Facility, a privately owned centre that houses migrant detainees and contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Scott Sutterfield, a spokesman for facility operator Lasalle Corrections, said Thursday that the centre’s warden had been fired “due to an off-duty incident unrelated to his employment.” He declined further comment.
According to court records, authorities located the truck by checking cameras and finding a vehicle matching the description given by the migrants.