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
- 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
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