Twist! Murder Suspect Flees From Mexico To U.S., Captured Near Othello
Usually, regardless of their racial backround, it's not uncommon for a wanted murder or other serious felony suspect to head South for the border. But this a case of the other way around.
You may remember earlier this year when the Reed brothers, accused of murdering an Arlington WA couple, headed to Mexico before one finally came back over and surrendered and the other was captured. The story and manhunt grabbed some national headlines. Other similar fugitives have fled South as well.
But this time, a suspect has been handed back over to Mexican officials Wednesday after he was captured in August near Othello, WA. The man allegedly committed a murder, and fled North to Washington state.
According to our news partner KNDU-and KNDO-TV, 30-year-old Jose DeJesus Barajas Lopez was wanted for an alleged murder in Tecoman Colima Mexico in 2013. Mexican officials say he's accused of fatally shooting another man after an argument near a city park.
U.S. ICE officials were alerted to his whereabouts near Othello, and he was captured. Wednesday he was turned over to Mexican PGR and other officials near San Ysidro Point of Entry between the U.S. and Mexican border.