The smoke seems to be settling following the New Mexico guide shooting at the Circle Dug Ranch in Candelaria, TX last week and authorities say it wasn’t an ambush after all. In fact, Texas investigators, which included 30 border patrol agents, have determined that there was no outside traffic to or from the ranch. The shooting appears to be an inside job, but the question remains over what actually happened.

As of now, the only bullet casings found at the scene “belonged to the individuals hunting in the ranch,” according to While investigators are still waiting for the ballistics results from the Texas Department of Public Safety lab in El Paso, TX, officials believe that the final report will link the projectiles to the weapons used by guides Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant and client Dr. Edwin Roberts.

As for the falsely reported illegal immigrant attack, which was circulated as a press release on, Deputy Joel Nuñez says, “Right now, there is no evidence to suggest there was any ‘cross-border violence’ situation there.”

“By the looks of it right now, we believe that during the shooting, with all the commotion and confusion going on, we believe that Michael shot Walker and Walker had shot Edwin,” Sheriff Danny Dominguez told

Whether charges will be filed once the investigation is complete remains undetermined. Regardless, Daugherty still remains in the hospital though he has been improving. If you want to donate to his medical care, visit