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Murder Suspect Captured in Marion

by Elizabeth Ruiz

He's been on the run since March when he allegedly shot and killed a  man in New Braunfels, but Wednesday, the long arm of the law caught up with 21-year-old Kevin Perez at a home in Marion.

Comal County authorities contacted the U.S. Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help in locating the suspect and Wednesday afternoon, officers found Perez hiding out at a residence in the 200 block of Meadow Drive in Marion, Texas.

"We identified ourselves and took him into custody without incident," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Bozeman.

Officers were armed with several warrants out of Comal County.

"There was warrant for 1st degree murder and there was another warrant for possession of a prohibited weapon, as well as two counts involving delivery of a controlled substance," Bozeman told 550 KTSA News.

Perez is accused of gunning down 22-year-old Gabriel Aguirre March 31 at an apartment in New Braunfels.  He's behind bars at the Comal County Jail.

"Whenever guns and drugs are involved, danger is sure to follow.  Unfortunately, a young man's life was taken far before his time, and the one responsible will certainly suffer the consequences for his actions," said U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte.  

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People : Chris BozemanGabriel AguirreKevin PerezRobert Almonte
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