Earlier this week, an undocumented immigrant protected by Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows “certain illegal aliens who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit,” was taken into custody for reportedly shooting an 18-year-old girl to death in a wooded area in the town of Easley, South Carolina. Apparently, he was mad at her for speaking negatively about him to others.
Specifically, Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer, a 19-year-old DACA recipient, was recently arrested and charged with “first-degree murder” after he confessed to deputies at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to forcing Diana Martinez-Gonzalez, an 18-year-old high school student, into a wooded area and fatally shooting her multiple times in the head because she was supposedly spreading false rumors about him.
According to reports, Sherrer was initially detained by the police after they received a call from a “frantic” woman, who was a friend of Martinez-Gonalez, reporting a shooting along Saluda Dam Road, which was the road next to the wooded area where the victim’s body was found.
Concerned, several deputies rushed over to the scene of the alleged shooting. Upon arrival, they intercepted Sherrer, who matched a description of the suspect, and promptly detained him. While in custody, he broke down and admitted to killing Martinez-Gonalez but didn’t tell them precisely where her body was. As a result, air support, K-9s, and deputies on foot had to conduct a search of the “vast” wooded area. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before they were able to find it.
Shortly after locating Martinez-Gonalez’s lifeless body, Sheriff Will Lewis held a press conference and attempted to provide more information about the senseless murder. “Around 3:10 this afternoon, the Sheriff’s office got a phone call about a potential homicide,” explained Lewis.
“The caller was frantic about the situation and said it was freshly committed [and] that it just occurred. We show up on the scene. We get here pretty quickly. The person takes us [down the road]…and we immediately find a guy who she described as the suspect,” continued Lewis, noting, “as we approach him…within seconds, he immediately starts talking about the situation.”
When asked what exactly Sherrer told the responding officers, Lewis stated, “he confessed. He admitted to it. He just flat out said he did it from jump street. Immediately upon contact, he confessed to one of the deputies.”
To clarify, he added, “based on what we know right now, there was an argument between the suspect and the victim. The argument initially started potentially over the female talking bad about the male suspect at some particular point and he confronted her about it, forced her down into the woods, where he shot her. And that’s where we located her.”
Sadly, Sherrer is not the only DACA recipient to be recently arrested for committing a crime. Earlier this year, Salvador Diaz-Garcia, a 21-year-old DREAMer living in Washington, was recently arrested and charged with brutally beating and raping a 19-year-old teen in her apartment complex’s gym.
Authorities believe that he also molested a 14-year-old girl hours before the attack. He was also seen staring creepily at young girls swimming in a nearby pool that same day. As a consequence, he’s facing several charges, including “second-degree assault, second-degree rape, and third-degree child molestation” and is being held on $25,000 bail.
And several weeks before that, Eric Cruz-Lopez, a 21-year-old illegal immigrant also given protection by DACA, was arrested and charged with 103 counts of “criminal mischief” for scrawling anti-Trump messages all over the University of Connecticut’s campus during the course of several months. According to police, starting in December, Cruz-Lopez, a former student of the university, used paint pens and spray paint to write numerous hateful comments directed at the President, such as, “f*** Trump,” on buildings and other property all around campus. Each time, he left “PEST” as the signature.
Hopefully, Republicans can work together to officially repeal Obama’s DACA program. Doing so would ensure that dangerous people like Sherrer and Diaz-Garcia don’t remain in our country.