JEFFERSON, La. – A North Carolina fugitive, who was wanted in relation to a murder and identified as a gang member, was located in Jefferson on Wednesday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jorge Luis Juarez, 21, was wanted by the Raleigh Police Department for an October 2012 homicide in which a car owner was shot and killed as a group was burglarizing the car.
The case received significant media attention after the perpetrators were identified as members of a Latin gang, sureno 13, which is affiliated with the “Mexican mafia,” according to JPSO.
Around 6:30 p.m., members of the US Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Juarez at 254 Iris Ave.
Juarez told task force members that he is on probation in North Carolina for burglary and has prior arrests for armed robbery, JPSO said.
He had been living in Jefferson Parish since November 2012.
Juarez was transported to Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, and he was booked as a fugitive from North Carolina. Extradition proceedings are underway, according to JPSO.