One of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in Mexico After 16 Years

Octaviano Juarez-Corro, one of the FBI‘s most wanted fugitives, who is accused of double homicides and multiple attempted homicides, was apprehended in Mexico on Thursday.

Juarez-Corro, who was added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list on September 8, 2021, allegedly shot and killed two people and wounded three others during a picnic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 29, 2006.

Hundreds were gathered in Milwaukee’s South Shore Park for a Memorial Day picnic when Juarez-Corro arrived. Juarez-Corro and his wife—who was at the park—”were reported to be in the final stages of their divorce,” the FBI wrote in a statement released on Friday.

After entering the park, Juarez-Corro allegedly began firing a gun, killing two people, and injuring others including his wife, who survived, but suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest.

Two other people were also injured—”one of them gravely,” the FBI wrote.

“Octaviano Juarez-Corro spent the last 16 years running from law enforcement, hiding in another country, and believing time and distance was on his side,” Special Agent in Charge Michael Hensle of the FBI’s Milwaukee Field Office said in a statement on Friday.

“The FBI has a long reach and extraordinary law enforcement partnerships across the globe. I commend the tireless efforts of all our partners from Milwaukee to Mexico in closely coordinating with the FBI in capturing this wanted fugitive and helping to bring this violent offender to justice, as well as closure to the victims and their families,” Hensle added.

FBI Captures Fugitive After 16 Years
Octaviano Juarez-Corro, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, who is accused of double homicides and multiple attempted homicides, has been apprehended in Mexico.
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In a statement Friday, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said that his department “appreciates all of the efforts by the FBI and assisting law enforcement agencies involved in the apprehension of Octaviano Juarez-Corro.”

“With his capture, we are one step closer to bringing justice and closure to the victims, the victims’ families and everyone that was impacted by this tragic incident,” Norman stated. “I am committed to working with our community and system partners to build sustainable neighborhoods free of crime that are built on positive relationships.”

The FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in 1950 to help promote the capture of wanted criminals. Juarez-Corro was the 525th person to be added to the list, according to the FBI.

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