El Paso, Texas - A man being sought in connection with a triple homicide in El Paso has surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. The suspect, 35-year-old Luis Javier Solis Gonzalez approached CBP officers who were performing southbound inspections at the Paso Del Norte port of entry just before noon today and announced that he was turning himself in for homicide.
CBP officers took custody of the suspect and performed queries to confirm his identity. CBP officers also confirmed the outstanding homicide warrant. CBP contacted the El Paso Police Department and detectives arrived and took custody of the suspect.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.
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.