21-year-old store clerk fatally shot by illegal facing deportation

First of all, the victim was white, so you’re not going to hear much about this.

Secondly, the shooter was an illegal immigrant from Mexico who came to this country when he was just 14 years old (a DREAMer!). He’s 29 now, but never attended school in the U.S. and apparently never went beyond a fifth-grade education. However, he did manage to marry and have two children.

But I’m getting ahead of the story.

According to AZCentral.com, Apolinar Altamirano went into a QT convenience store in Mesa at 4 a.m. last Thursday. He dropped a jar of change on the counter and demanded the clerk, 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck, give him a pack of cigarettes.

Altamirano thought Ronnebeck was taking too long, pulled out a gun and shot him point blank in the face, killing him on the spot.

The “graveyard shift” proved only too true for Ronnebeck.

AZCentral.com says “Altamirano was facing deportation proceedings but had been released from federal custody on bond. Federal immigration authorities launched the proceedings two years ago against Apolinar Altamirano, but he was released on a $10,000 bond shortly after his conviction on a burglary charge. The latest order was served on Altamirano on Jan. 19, three days before he shot Ronnebeck.”

“Altamirano had pleaded guilty in 2012 to a reduced charge of facilitation to commit burglary and placed on two years of supervised probation, even though he had claimed ties to the Mexican Mafia after entering a woman’s apartment in Mesa after Mesa police had arrested her boyfriend on drug charges, court records show.”

“After reviewing his immigration and criminal history, which showed only this conviction, ICE determined that under applicable law, Mr. Altamirano was eligible for bond. Mr. Altamirano posted a $10,000 bond on January 7, 2013. Mr. Altamirano’s removal case was still pending with the immigration courts at the time of his most recent arrest.”

As AZCentral.com reports, “Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said the case is an example of an Obama administration policy where ICE sets a very high standard for which undocumented immigrants are held in custody and is more apt to release people awaiting immigration court hearings.”

“There’s no logical reason for ICE to let people like that out of custody instead of sending them home,” Vaughan said. “If they had kept him in custody they could have deported him much for efficiently.”

Yes, but perhaps if we would secure the damn borders, we would have prevented him from ever getting here in the first place, and 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck would still be alive.

[Note: this story was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]


  1. More blood on the hands of this GANGSTER government.

  2. I can remember 40 yrs ago listening to my father talk about problems with the border. I can remember thinking he just didn’t understand that they were coming here because they wanted to live the American dream. It took me years to realize how smart he was and how very little I knew.

  3. When are the politicians we elected this past November going to do what they promised during their campaigns? How many Americans have to be killed before they act?

  4. Yes, but perhaps if we would secure the damn borders, we would have prevented him from ever getting here in the first place, and 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck would still be alive.
    ICE & Obama should be charged also.A young man is dead because of there actions !!!

  5. There is also no logical explanation why the liberals keep fighting for these illegals. Our corrupt media covers up story after story like this. Why is this allowed to keep happening? Why is this dirt bag still here and not on death row?? Could you imagine if an American went to Mexico and did this?

  6. This just makes my blood boil. This poor kid was robbed of his LIFE by this invading monster for no reason. None. The grief his family must feel is incomprehensible.

    NO MERCY. Hang the ba2tard.

  7. Did this illegal alien have a weapon from Obama operation FAST and FURIOUS?

    Is this why the MSM is not reporting this cold-blooded Murder?

  8. Thanks to obama, jarrett, holder and the Lefty Liberal judges funded by Soros, there’s also a lot of these same illegal thugs living and operating quite comfortably up along the 49th parallel in the Pacific Northwest. They run their dope and guns to/from across the Canadian border, so it’s not just our southern border that needs to be secured and sealed.


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