Two Americans were killed at the U.S.-Mexico border early Monday
morning while waiting in line to enter California.
The men were identified as Kevin Joel Romero, 28, and Sergio
Salcido (Pictured), 25, the latter of which was a professional
mixed martial arts fighter and Gladiator Challenge veteran.
According to a report from the San Diego Union Tribune, the men
were shot multiple times in the head, chest and arms by a suspect
armed with a 9 mm pistol. The pair was reportedly sitting in their
employer's truck while waiting at the San Ysdiro border crossing at
approximately 2:40 a.m. A motive for the killings is not yet
According to the Union Tribune, the men both worked for the West
Coast Beverage Company -- a company in San Diego that services
draft beer equipment -- and were reportedly crossing the border to
get to work. Both United States citizens, the men reportedly moved
to Mexico to keep their expenses down, their employer, Matt Pelot,
told the Union Tribune on Monday.
Salcido, a professional fighter since 2005, held a record of 4-5.
Known as “Suave,” the welterweight began his career 4-1, but had
lost four straight since July 2009. A Tachi Palace Fights veteran,
Salcido reportedly moved from Bakersfield, Calif. to train in San
Diego and was currently preparing for an upcoming fight in June.