The suspect in the latest murder, which took place Saturday night in Alice, is now behind bars.
Police said the stabbing happened around 9 p.m. Saturday, in the 300 block of Olmito. Police have been hard at work ever since.
Federal and local law enforcement swarmed the small community in Jim Wells County, looking for a man wanted for murder. They found the 41-year old hiding in a tool shed on County Road 120, near Highway 281.
Hector Gonzalez lives nearby, and watched as investigators arrested the man they believe fatally stabbed 53-year old Erasmo Luna, Jr.
"We developed information of the suspect, followed up leads overnight," said Assistant Chief Albert Martinez with the Alice Police Department. "It led us out to the county."
With the help of U.S. Marshals, Border Patrol and the Sheriff's Department, the suspect is now behind bars.
Martinez said the killing does not appear to be gang related, or connected to the city's recent string of gang violence. Thanks to the quick action of law enforcement, residents like Gonzalez can rest easy.
"Police were on it," Gonzalez said. "They came out here and took care of business."
The suspects name has not been released. The 41-year old is facing murder charges, and is being held on a $1 million bond.
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