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Border Patrol Agent Allegedly Assaults Woman, Kills Man in Hondo

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A woman was found tied up and beaten just after 8 a.m. Thursday, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Now, that agent is accused of killing a second victim.

It all started in the 11600 block of Haven Drive, just down the street from Tuloso-Midway High School. The victim was a 28-year old mother, and the suspect, 33-year old Adam Garibay.

Police said that after allegedly beating the woman, Garibay left town and committed a murder.

Neighbors, who did not want to go on camera, first knew something was wrong when a young boy from down the street knocked on their door asking for help.

"He was knocking on the door really hard, and he told her to call 911 because his mom couldn't walk," a neighbor said.

The neighbors described what they saw when they walked into the typically quiet home of the 28-year old victim.

"She went in and saw the lady being tied up with duct tape around her face, her legs, the tape behind her arms, waist, everywhere," a neighbor said. "And pretty severely beat up."

Police confirmed that the 28-year old mother was found restrained, but said she suffered only minor injuries. They are not confirming the relationship between the victim and Garibay, but neighbors said they are husband and wife.

Officers were seen taking several weapons, boxes and even a U.S. Border Patrol K-9 unit from the home.

"We are going to be guarded with the details because of the nature of this event," said Senior Officer Kirk Stowers of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "We want to protect the victims and the families."

However, the incident did not end there. Police say that after Garibay assaulted the victim at home, he left town, went to Hondo, Texas, and allegedly shot and killed a man. Neighbors believe that man may have been the wife's boyfriend.

"Just recently, they had problems before. The wife left, then she came back," neighbors said. "Honestly, I don't know, maybe a boyfriend she left with, but they had it out a little while ago. But nothing physical, ever."

Following the shooting that took place just north of Hondo, Garibay was chased by Medina County deputies to Sabinal, Texas, where he crashed his vehicle and was taken to the hospital, where he now awaits his arrest.

The U.S. Border Patrol and the Medina County Sheriff's Office are working together to investigate the murder. In the meantime, the CCPD is continuing their investigation into the alleged assault here at home.

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