Texas Border Murder Suspect Flees To Mexico, Gets Caught And Sent Back

Pharr, Texas
City of Pharr, Texas

MCALLEN, Texas — Tamaulipas State Police officers helped Texas cops by arresting a suspected murderer that had escaped to the Mexican border city of Reynosa to hide.

Working hand in hand with the U.S. Marshals Service and Pharr Police, the Attorney General’s Office arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge where they turned over Rodrigo Reyes, who had an outstanding warrant for capital murder.

According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Pharr Police, Reyes is the prime suspect in the execution of 28-year-old Ernesto Xavier Avitia. The case began on January 19 when police responded to several calls by residents of a Pharr neighborhood who reported hearing multiple shots being fired. Initially police reported that they were looking for three suspect vehicles in the case.

Once police were able to identify Reyes, they worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Service in order to bring him back to custody by going through Mexican law enforcement.

Pharr is a city on the Texas border that in recent years has seen a spike in drug trafficking and human smuggling. Police have not yet publicly confirmed if the murder was drug related. As Breitbart Texas has previously reported, it is not uncommon for Mexican cartels to send teams of hitmen to carry out kidnappings or murders in Texas as retribution for missing or stolen drugs.

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