U.S. Marshals say a 21-year-old man facing first-degree murder and drug charges was arrested Wednesday in Marion.
Authorities said an arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Comal County Sheriff's Office, where it is alleged that 21-year-old Kevin Perez committed first-degree murder, possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts involving delivery of a controlled substance.
On March 31, 2012, U.S. Marshals said Perez was allegedly involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Gabriel Aguirre. The shooting took place early that morning at an apartment in New Braunfels.
Hours after the incident, officials said a warrant was issued for Perez's arrest.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was contacted by CCSO for help in finding and apprehending Perez.
Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined Wednesday afternoon that Perez was hiding out at a home in the 200 block of Meadow Drive in Marion.
Officers entered the home, identified themselves, made contact with Perez and took him into custody without incident, authorities said.
"Whenever guns and drugs are involved, danger is sure to follow," said Robert R. Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas. "Unfortunately, a young man's life was taken far before his time, and the one responsible will certainly suffer the consequences for his actions."
Perez is currently being held in custody at the Comal County Jail.