When Border Patrol agents arrested a 24-year-old Mexican man near Encino on Saturday, they realized he was wanted for murder in Harris County.
Agents arrested 24-year-old Emilio Angel Cervantes Gonzalez, who had an outstanding murder warrant, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Border Patrol encountered Cervantes Gonzalez and "a group of subjects" on a ranch near Encino, according to the news release. They were taken into custody by agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station and a nearby Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue unit — what the federal agency calls BORSTAR.
During an interview with agents, Cervantes Gonzalez said he was wanted for murder in Houston, according to the news release.
Cervantes Gonzalez was charged with murder after a 20-year-old woman died after a shooting in the parking lot of a Houston nightclub in January 2014, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department.
The Houston Police Department listed his name as “Emilio Angel Cervantes-Gonzales.” Border Patrol listed his name as “Emilio Angel Cervantes Gonzalez” and confirmed the spelling Sunday night. It wasn't immediately clear what accounted for the discrapency.
Houston police requested the public’s help to track down Cervantes Gonzalez in February 2014, following the deadly shooting.
Yasmin Arzola Ortiz, 20, died on Jan. 26, 2014, after a shooting at the Mekano Live Club, according to the Houston Police Department.
The shooting occurred at 1:55 a.m., minutes after two men started fighting at the nighclub.
"Further investigation identified Cervantes-Gonzales as the suspect in this case. Cervantes-Gonzales has fled the area and his whereabouts are unknown at this time," according to a February 2014 news release from the Houston Police Department. "Investigators believe he may have fled to Mexico."