Second Murder Suspect Behind Bars After Causing Car Accident
POSTED: Friday, February 6, 2009 - 10:12pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
The second man wanted in Brownsville's First Homicide this year is now in cuffs..
But Police say, he didn't go down without a fight.
Officers are blaming a big wreck and backed up traffic on on a murder suspect's decision to run from them.
Kenny Lopez was first on the scene of the crash, and brings us the story and Exclusive Video you'll only see on News Center 23.
Tonight, 27-year old, Randall Bolivar is staying in the Brownsville Jail.
Police say, His arrest was made after a multi-city police chase, which caused a major wreck on the Expressway.
Bolivar was wanted for the shooting of 30-year old, Aaron Castillo.
An emergency on the Expressway.... backing up traffic for miles.
Brownsville Police say, this three car accident was caused by a murder suspect...
"He was able to get out of the vehicle, and jump over the concrete barrier and run into oncoming traffic heading northbound on the expressway," Chief Carlos Garcia says.
Since the Monday night murder on Garden Street, Police have been on the look-out for suspect, Randall Bolivar.
This afternoon, with the help of U.S. Marshalls, Customs Agents, and Cameron County Sheriff deputies.... they caught him,
But police, say it wasn't easy...
"He was finally spotted coming out of the san benito area today."
Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique says, after a multi city pursuit, they later pulled over the car Bolivar was riding in.
But say, when they tried to arrest him, he got out of the car, ran across the busy expressway...near the 511 exit.
"We have an individual who has no regard for public safety or human life."
As he ran across the Expressway, drivers swerved, so they wouldn't hit him; while doing this; they crashed.
Many people were injured in the wreck, and taken by ambulance to the hospital.
"We did have a mother of two pinned inside the vehicle, she had to be extracated by the fire department while her two small children watched."
"It looks like at this point, everyone's going to be all right."
Brownsville police say, Bolivar caused pain and commotion for innocent people, which could land him in even more trouble.
"He's facing the murder charges but about additional charges, so we'll see depending on what kind of injuries people sustain."
Earlier this week, Police nabbed 32-year old, Rolando Garza, who, with bolivar was wanted for this murder..
At this time, Police have no other arrest warrants for any other suspects.
Bolivar is expected to be arraigned tomorrow, where his bond will be set.