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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.