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For Immediate Release

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January 17, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 271-2507
Son Seriously Injured and Father Killed
Three Men Charged On Allegations of Aggravated Assault & First Degree Murder

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Nicholas Saldana, 22, was arrested this evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio without incident. Arrest warrants were sought by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Homicide Division, where it is alleged that Saldana committed aggravated assault and first degree murder.

On January 11, 2013, SAPD contacted the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to assist in the search for Saldana. This evening, task force officers determined that Saldana was hiding out in an apartment located in the 7100 block of Oaklawn Drive. Task force officers entered the residence and Saldana was immediately arrested.

Saldana is currently being held in Bexar County Jail awaiting appearance before the Magistrate Judge.

On December 5, 2012, Saldana, accompanied by two other men, Herman Matamoros, 32, and David Garcia, 25, went to the 2000 block of Castroville Road with the intention to find and confront Christopher Medrano, 25. Christopher Medrano was not found at the location, but Saldana, Matamoros, and Garcia allegedly had an altercation with Christopher Medrano's brother, Joseph Medrano, 27, and Christopher Medrano's father, Jose Medrano, 58. The three assailants seriously injured Joseph Medrano and killed Jose Medrano. Matamoros and Garcia were arrested by authorities soon after the assault, but Saldana was a fugitive until he was arrested this evening.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Unfortunately we have another senseless crime that never warrants the taking of someone’s life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family who lost their loved one far before his time.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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