Armored Taco Truck Opens Fire on Citizen Border Patrol Volunteers: 1 Dead

A quasi-paramilitary force took it upon themselves to attack a heavily-armored taco truck along the border.
A quasi-paramilitary force took it upon themselves to attack a heavily-armored taco truck along the border.

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Chapeno, TX  A shootout between a heavily armed group of citizen “border protectors” and an armored taco truck left one man dead and several others wounded, according to reports.

The militia group, APART (Armed Patriots Against Radical Terrorists), was patrolling the U.S. – Mexico border near Chapeno, TX, Friday night when an armored taco truck reportedly ambushed the group, leading to a shootout that ultimately claimed the life of APART’s Communications Director, John Lanza.

Authorities are being tight-lipped on the incident but say Lanza, 33, was a victim of “friendly fire” after a bullet fired by a militia member ricocheted off the armored vehicle and struck Mr. Lanza in the throat, killing him almost instantly.

The U.S. Border Patrol released a statement to ABC affiliate KRGV, stating: “We do not endorse or support private groups or organizations taking border security matters into their own hands.”

Based out of Keysville, VA, APART is a quasi-paramilitary force patrolling the southern border to intercept drug cartels and illegal immigrants trying to cross the border and detain them until law enforcement arrive.

Militia members are heartbroken over the loss of their fallen friend and have suspended all operations until further notice. “Brother Lanza was a God-fearing patriot doing what he loved to do, protecting the country he loved so dear,” said a statement released by the group.

“We believe cartel scouts were watching our location just to our southeast,” said APART founder/leader, Rob Remus. “They successfully cut through the wash and pushed down right on top of us.”

APART was in the process of planting motion activated cameras along what they claim are routes heavily used by drug mules and illegal aliens making their way across the border into the U.S.

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But there is one significant problem APART are not U.S. Border Patrol officers. They are basically unauthorized armed vigilantes.

Critics of Remus, including local law enforcement, say his group is dangerous and last night’s actions prove it.

Longtime border agent, Anthony Edwards, said he would “rather not see” Remus and his militia out here patrolling the border.

“The dynamics can be very dangerous if we have folks coming in from the outside,” Edwards said. “They are not law enforcement and have zero authority to do immigration work.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center goes so far as to call APART an “extremist group,” citing multiple offenses including the recent arrest of an APART associate who opened fire inside a Keysville business to protest ‘Gun Free Zones.’ No one was hurt in the shooting but multiple businesses in the area had to be placed on lockdown and several employees are still coping with emotional distress following the incident.

Bud Freeman, a fourth-generation rancher, owns close to 60,000 acres of land bordering the Texas – Mexico border and said he is grateful to see APART on patrol, whether or not they are authorized to do so. “These brave warriors bleed red white and blue,” Freeman said, “they are the real deal.”

In 2005 Remus was accused of planting IEDs along the Mexican side of the border, allegedly targeting undocumented immigrants with makeshift explosives. He denies the allegations, and said he was never arrested or charged. “That’s a bunch of hogwash,” said Remus.

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APART first made national headlines in 2016 when they conducted a pre-dawn raid on a suspected terrorist training camp located in a remote section of Charlotte County, VA.  After a tense 10-hour standoff, Rob’s gang of mercenaries were ordered to stand down after authorities threatened the group with felony weapons and trespassing charges, a move that angered many in the patriot community and led to an outpouring of support for Rob and his militia.

“Hussein Obama left our borders wide open,” Remus said, “leaving the Border Patrol undermanned and underfunded. It’s every able-bodied American’s duty to help protect our border until the wall is completed. President Trump cannot do this alone.”

It is unclear at this time what, if any, charges will be brought against Remus and his brigade of border protectors.

An invitation only memorial service for Mr. Lanza will be held Saturday, May 27th at APART’s HQ in Keysville.

Those in the patriot community can leave their condolences on APART’s official Facebook page here.

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I would think the property owners along the border , used to having illegals trespassing, would be happy with help from any quarter.

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I would think the property owners along the border , used to having illegals trespassing, would be happy with help from any quarter.

mjk1093
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This is fake, can’t find any reference to this story anywhere else.

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Lili J

If the government did their job, guarding the border, American citizens wouldn’t have [email protected]!

JohnLloydScharf
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With 28,000 soldiers, we could guard the US border with one person every 500 yards for 1951 miles.That is about three times what we have now. 28,000 is what we have for 560 miles of border between North and South Korea. The main job of the US military is to protect the US to the satisfaction of our citizens. The US has negligently and completely lost the confidence of its citizens. Rightfully so.

MexicanJunkMan
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MexicanJunkMan

@[email protected]:disqus So just to understand: you mean our southern border only needs about as many full time soldiers, as the US currently deploys to the Korean DMZ? Sorry of the 3 months delay: just saw this now. thanks!

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

JohnLloydScharf
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Only? How about we have at LEAST as many on ALL our borders as we have on the DMZ? At this point we are FAR FROM IT.

MexicanJunkMan
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MexicanJunkMan

“only” if I understand, atm on the Southern Border, is 3X what we now have? In terms of personnel. you appear concerned or offended or something else about the word “only”. If “only” is taken out of the sentence, it doesn’t change the meaning. Thanks for your kind and fast response. I seem to understand your main point?

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MexicanJunkMan

by the way, this is a parody site isn’t it? There are no armored fast food are there? Or terrorist training camps in Virginia? Are there? Idk. Please school me. According to the Counter Jihad Report, there are at least 22 active jihad training camps in the U.S.

Read more: https://ihavethetruth.com/2016/07/17/video-on-tap-suspected-terrorist-training-camp-in-virginia/#ixzz4oMd90T5y

This is complete BS isn’t it? at least 22? C’mon.

JohnLloydScharf
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If you think “only” did not change the meaning, you do not understand the English language or grammar in any language. If you understood my point, you would not have asked. I do nothing I can cure your problem. Do your own research about the magnitudes in the issue of staffing, distance, et cetera. You are only ignorant.

MexicanJunkMan
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MexicanJunkMan

Thank you John!! You are certainly an example of everything you hate. I am so glad to pop over to relatively Pro-Trump and rattle your cages. You don’t need my permission to be all you can be!! Good to see 45s people as confused and ineffective as the WH itself. Best wishes-Sprague STG3.

MexicanJunkMan
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MexicanJunkMan

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.” Darn that spell check. Let me try again. “our southern border only needs about as many full time soldiers, as the US currently deploys to the Korean DMZ” -reads about the same as- “our southern border needs about as many full time soldiers, as the US currently deploys to the Korean DMZ” Turns out? You and Steve Bannon may have some things in common. Best wishes.