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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Florida Manhunt Comes to an End



Suspect Facing 1st Degree Murder Charge Captured

San Antonio, TX – Jose Aguirre, 24, was arrested last night 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 Mount Dora Police Department (MDPD) in Florida, where it is alleged that Aguirre committed 1st degree murder.

Last night, members of the LSFTF were contacted by members of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) to assist in searching for Aguirre in San Antonio. Members of the LSFTF immediately initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Aguirre. Through investigative efforts, task force officers determined that Aguirre was hiding out in a house located in the 800 block of Bernard Drive, on the south side of San Antonio. Task force officers entered the house, identified themselves, made contact with Aguirre, and took him into custody without incident.

On June 6, 2015, Aguirre was allegedly involved in shooting and killing a man in the parking lot of a nightclub in Mount Dora, FL. Reports stated that police responded to the nightclub just before 2:00 a.m. to assist with a disturbance and crowd control. While on scene, officers heard gunshots coming from the nightclub’s parking lot. Officers found the victim on the ground in critical condition and had him rushed to the hospital. He later died as a result of his injuries. Witnesses observed Aguirre leaving the nightclub’s parking lot at a high rate of speed in a dark sedan. Following the investigation, a warrant was issued for Aguirre’s arrest.

Aguirre is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to Lake County, FL.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Thanks to the immediate and thorough investigative efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Mount Dora Police Department, another man hunt comes to an end and a murder suspect will be punished for his crime.”

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

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