A double murder suspect on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list was captured in Mexico last week after 16 years on the lam, authorities said.
Octaviano Juarez-Corro, who was added to the FBI list last September, was busted by law enforcement in Guadalajara Thursday night after authorities received a tip of his whereabouts.
Juarez-Corro was being sought for a brazen shooting at a bustling Milwaukee park on Memorial Day in 2006, authorities said.
During a picnic at the lakefront park, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and fatally shot two victims and wounded three others, including his estranged wife, the FBI said.
“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,” Michael Hensle, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Milwaukee field office, said in a statement.
“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 said.