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For Immediate Release

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April 01, 2016 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer (PAO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Corpus Christi Murder Suspect Tracked Down in San Antonio
Fugitive Facing Capital Murder Charge
 

LSFTF logoSan Antonio, TX - Gilbert Ruiz, 20, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), where it is alleged that Ruiz committed capital murder.

Yesterday, members of the LSFTF were contacted by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) to assist in searching for Ruiz here in San Antonio. Members of the LSFTF immediately initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Ruiz. This afternoon, through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers arrested Ruiz outside a residence located in the 2600 block of Cattle Bend Lane. Task force officers observed Ruiz arrive at the residence in a vehicle and park in the driveway. Task force officers approached the vehicle, identified themselves, made contact with Ruiz, and took him into custody without incident.

On October 25, 2016, Ruiz allegedly shot two victims in a vehicle and left them for dead in the 4700 block of North Shea Parkway, in Corpus Christi, TX. Reports stated that one victim died at the scene and the other victim died at the hospital days later. Reports also stated that Ruiz and three other suspects were linked to numerous armed robberies that plagued the city. After a thorough investigation by Corpus Christi Police Detectives, arrest warrants were issued for all four suspects. The other three suspects have since been arrested.

Ruiz is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “There was a tremendous need to arrest Ruiz without delay and our task force officers made sure the arrest happened quickly and safely. Now Ruiz will face the consequences of his crime and will endure the punishment that justice sees fit.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • 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
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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