By: Jarrod Horton
Authorities captured suspected cop killer Gustavo Perez Arriaga last Friday in Bakersfield California. Arriaga has been accused of shooting Northern California police officer Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33. It has been reported that Arriaga is an undocumented immigrant who crossed into Arizona from Mexico a couple years ago. Authorities also stated that Gustavo was trying to go back to Mexico after the shooting.
The unfortunate incident might work in favor of President Trump and his desire to start construction on the border wall. Trump has partially shut down the government until he receives funding from Congress for the border wall. The shooting of a police officer by an undocumented immigrant who was trying to go back across the border might be the narrative that Trump needs to secure that funding.
In fact, before Arriaga was captured, Trump had already used the narrative via Twitter. “There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop,” he stated. “Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!”