The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force announced via press release Wednesday evening the deportation of Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Galindo III from Mexico to the United States of America.
After more than a year on the run, Galindo was escorted from the Republic of Mexico to Presidio, the press release detailed. He was handed over to the United States law enforcement officials.
The press release states that Galindo was wanted by the Midland County Sheriff’s Office for the homicide of Juan M. Anguiano. On January 30, 2021, law enforcement authorities were called to the 1500 block of Rankin Highway regarding shots fired.
Investigators say a verbal fight happened outside the bar at a closing time between multiple people. The argument then turned physical among those involved resulting in shots fired and the death of Juan M. Anguiano.
Shortly after the warrant for Galindo was issued, the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Midland and Alpine Offices, including the Midland County Sheriff’s Office and the Midland Police Department, began a search for Galindo.
After more than a year, law enforcement officials received multiple tips on Galindo’s whereabouts, the press release stated. The information led investigators to believe Galindo had fled the United States to avoid apprehension.
Working closely with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Republic of Mexico law enforcement officials, Galindo was removed from the Republic of Mexico through the Presidio Port of Entry, the press release.
Galindo was processed by CBP officials and turned over to Deputy U.S. Marshals. Texas Highway Patrol transported Galindo to the Presidio County Jail for booking.
“The cooperative effort between Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and the two countries demonstrates our resolve to pursue dangerous criminals and bring them to justice relentlessly. Furthermore, we hope this deportation brings some closure to the Anguiano family and the Midland County community,” U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau stated in the press release.
Source: Press release issued by Midland, Texas Police Department