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For Immediate Release

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November 08, 2013 Hector Gomez, Supervisory Deputy
Lone Star Fugitive Task Force - Austin, TX (512) 916-5380
Fugitive's 5 Year Run Ends With Arrest
Maryland Murder Suspect Charged in 2008 Homicide

LSFTF logoAustin, TX – Efrain Antonio Osorio-Osorio, 35, whose last known address was in Hyattsville, Maryland, north of the Washington D.C. area was arrested yesterday evening in the 500 block of Austin Avenue in Georgetown, TX without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Osorio was sought by Maryland authorities in 2008 after he was identified by witnesses as the shooter in an altercation involving money purportedly owed to the victim, Rigoberto Portela. Portela was subsequently found by Prince George’s County Police unresponsive in a parking lot with three gunshot wounds. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A multi-agency effort in recent days determined Osorio was residing in the Austin area under the alias, Fredy Rodriguez. It is not know at this time how long and what brought Osorio to the Austin area.

Task force officers determined through local investigation that Osorio recently became employed as a cook a couple of weeks ago with a Georgetown restaurant. Officers initiated surveillance on the location and were able to confirm Osorio’s identity in the restaurant. He was quickly surrounded and taken into custody.

Osorio faces a 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Osorio was remanded to the custody of the Travis County Jail pending his extradition to Prince George’s County, in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “A multi-agency effort is what brought an end to Osorio’s time on the run. We hope the victim’s family can finally seek the closure they have long sought.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –

  • Austin Police Department, Tactical Intelligence Unit
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General
  • Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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