US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer

Release Date: 
January 31, 2014

Del Rio, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a convicted murderer on Thursday.   

Agents responded to a call for assistance, at the intersection of Luis and Roosevelt streets, by an Eagle Pass Police officer. The subject, Hernan Alvarado-Velasquez, 51, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was found to be in the country illegally. Alvarado-Velasquez was arrested and transported to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station for processing. During processing, agents discovered that Alvarado-Velasquez was a convicted criminal with a long criminal history spanning three decades in six states.

Alvarado-Velasquez has multiple convictions and arrests for assault, burglary and other offenses as well as multiple deportations.  Alvarado-Velasquez was arrested and convicted in 1994 in Arlington, Va. for assaulting a police officer. In 1997 he was convicted of homicide in Miami and sentenced to 10 years’ incarceration. Alvarado-Velasquez was most recently deported on Oct. 8, 2013.

“Our encounter with this dangerous individual shows the type of environment agents and law enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis,” said Rodolfo Karisch, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector. “We rely on the invaluable training we receive to protect our communities and the nation.”

Alvarado-Velasquez faces a charge of Re-entry After Deportation - 8 USC 1326.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017