News Banner

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2013 Michael E. Sharboneau
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer
Western District of Texas – El Paso Division (915) 534-6779
International Cooperation Nabs Homicide Suspect

El Paso, TX – The United States Marshals Service arrested Victor De La Torre-Rodriguez, 49 years of age, of El Paso, Texas early this morning. The arrest was made without incident in the 5600 block of Rosa. De La Torre was arrested on a provisional arrest warrant from Mexico for the charge of homicide.

Since 2011 the El Paso Division of the Western District of Texas has been working with the Procuraduria General de la Republica de Mexico on the De La Torre case. This joint investigation resulted in the issuance of a provisional arrest warrant yesterday. This morning members of the USMS made contact with De La Torre and took him into custody. De La Torre has been living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The underlying charge for the provisional arrest warrant is homicide. The Mexican government alleges that De La Torre shot and killed an individual in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 26, 2006. De La Torre will remain in federal custody until the federal courts decide whether he should be returned to Mexico. This process generally takes 6 to 12 months.

Robert Almonte, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said “many people don’t realize that fugitives wanted in Mexico often attempt to avoid the Mexican judicial system by hiding in the United States. I want those individuals to know that the United States will not be a safe haven for them.”

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency