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For Immediate Release

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April 03, 2013 DUSM Juan F. Lara, Southern District of Texas (956) 618-8025
Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Palmview, TX

McAllen, TX – A wanted fugitive was arrested this morning by the United States Marshals Service multi-agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF).

Adolfo Luna Lozano, 34, was wanted by the McAllen Police Department for the offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. It is alleged that Lozano shot a man with a handgun following a fight near the Ice House Night Club on March 23, 2013. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm. Lozano went into hiding once he learned that a warrant for his arrest was issued by the McAllen Police Department. The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Service in McAllen, Texas.

At approximately 11:30 AM, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators and a McAllen Police Task Force Officer assigned to the GCVOFTF developed information that Lozano was staying with his girlfriend at a house near the 7400 block Guayabo Street in Palmview, Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF arrived at a house and discovered Lozano inside a bedroom. Members of the GCVOFTF arrested Lozano without incident. Lozano is currently being held at the McAllen Police Department pending the outcome of his case.

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and Homeland Security Investigations.

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

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