Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales succumbed to wounds sustained four days earlier when he was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in El Paso, Texas, while off duty.
Agent Morales and several friend were walking to their cars in the 12000 block of Tierre Este when they were confronted by the subject. Agent Morales identified himself as a United States Border Patrol agent in an attempt to diffuse the situation. The man then attacked him with a knife and stabbed him in the eye.
Despite the wound, Agent Morales chased the subject with several witnesses. The man was subdued by citizens and taken into custody by responding officers.
Agent Morales was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until passing away on May 24th, 2017.
Agent Morales had served with the United States Border Patrol for eight years and was assigned to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station.