Crime

Man Killed By Arlington Police Was Illegal Immigrant Wanted For Rape

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Authorities say the armed fugitive shot and killed by an Arlington police officer Thursday was an illegal immigrant wanted for rape.

A U. S. Marshal’s Task Force tracked 46-year-old Juan Jimenez-Salas to North Texas after police in Arkansas say he was wanted on 11 felony charges there, including five counts of rape and six counts of indecency with a child.

Jimenez-Salas is an illegal immigrant and had previously been deported before returning to the U. S. at some point.

The alleged victims of sexual assault by the wanted felon were two sisters under the age of 10.

Jimenez-Salas was dating their mother in Arkansas. On Friday, U. S. marshals tracked the GPS on his phone to Tarrant County where local officers conducted that traffic stop.

Three months after a felony arrest warrant was issued in south Arkansas, the search for Jimenez-Salas came to an end on Thursday evening in South Arlington.

Arlington police say a U. S. marshal’s task for had been tracking Thursday afternoon when he committed a traffic violation. They say during the traffic stop on the corner of East Pioneer Parkway and Browning Drive, Jimenez-Salas pointed a handgun at an Arlington officer working with the task force who then shot and killed him.

Captain Scott Harwell with the El Dorado Police Department in Arkansas says his detectives had been searching for Jimenez-Salas, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, s… (Read more)

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