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Posted on: April 11, 2022

DA's Office investigators assist in locating, returning wanted murder suspect to Bexar County

Investigators with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office assigned to the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force helped locate and return a man charged with murder to Bexar County.

Francisco Velasquez 4-11-2022Francisco Javier Velasquez, 37, was free on a $100,000 bond while awaiting trial in the 437th District Court. An indictment alleges that on Nov. 18, 2018, Velasquez intentionally caused the death of Carlos Valdez by shooting Valdez with a deadly weapon (firearm). Velasquez was to appear in court in Aug. 2021 for trial. When Velasquez did not show up, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Velasquez was arrested April 6 in Simojovel, Chiapas, Mexico, on a drug charge. Through the Task Force, the District Attorney’s Office worked to have Velasquez extradited to Bexar County. He was flown back to San Antonio this afternoon, where he will be booked into the Bexar County Jail. The judge has set a bond of $1 million.

“Our investigators are assigned to the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to identify and locate fugitives awaiting trial. The safe capture and return of this wanted man means the Valdez family is closer to seeing justice served,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.

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