Jul 27, 2013 12:43 AM by Kirsten Bennett

Murder suspect captured after more than 20 years on the run

A fugitive wanted for more than two decades is arrested in Colorado.

Yesterday morning the U.S. Marshals Service Colorado Violent Fugitive Task Force (COVOTF) investigators, located and arrested Jose Luis Aguilar. Aguilar was wanted by Hale County, Texas Sheriff's Office for the April of 1992 Homicide where he allegedly shot a man during an argument at a rodeo in Plainview, Texas.

On July 24 information indicating that Aguilar may be in the Denver area under an assumed name with a female associate. COVOTF investigators developed additional information locally pointing to a specific residence in Denver. Early yesterday morning surveillance was established at the residence on the East 16000 Block of Green Valley Ranch Blvd in Denver. Investigators had in their possession a computer generated age progression photo based on a single photograph of Aguilar from 1991 to use for identification purposes.

The U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force-Lubbock Division developed At approximately 0815 COVOTF investigators observed a male matching Aguilar's physical characteristics and the age progression photo leaving the residence. COVOTF investigators made contact with Aguilar at the intersection of 46 Avenue and Chambers Road, where he was placed into custody.

Aguilar's true identity was later confirmed by fingerprint match. Aguilar was then booked into the Douglas County Jail on $1,000,000 bond pending extradition back to Texas.


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