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For Immediate Release

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April 08, 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
Young Fugitive Potentially Facing Hard Time
Suspect Arrested on Capital Murder Charge
 

LSFTF logoSan Antonio, TX - Jesus Jose Lopez, 18, was arrested today by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. Arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department Homicide Unit (SAPD), where it is alleged that Lopez was involved in capital murder, unlawfully carrying a firearm, and possession of marijuana.

Yesterday, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Lopez. Through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers observed Lopez exit an apartment and enter a vehicle in the 1300 block of San Luis Street, on the west side of San Antonio. Task force officers approached the vehicle, identified themselves, removed Lopez from the vehicle, and took him into custody without incident.

On September 29, 2015, Lopez was allegedly involved in the death of two victims at an apartment complex located in the 1100 block of Patricia, on the north side of San Antonio. Reports stated that the victims were found in an apartment after suffering fatal gunshot wounds. After a thorough investigation by SAPD Homicide detectives, a warrant was issued for Lopez’s arrest for his involvement in the murder.

Lopez 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, “This is truly a sad and unfortunate case, because three lives have been lost; the lives of the two victims and the life of this young man who may spend the rest of his life in prison.”

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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