Murder suspect off the streets

Allen Fluitt charged in death of Russel McKinley


A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Russel McKinley.

McKinley was found in Salado Creek on May 9.

Allen Fluitt, 27, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police believe Fluitt murdered McKinley at his apartment on Jackson Keller and then dumped his body in a drainage ditch.

"Working backwards detectives were able to piece together, to some extent, what had happened," said Sgt. Javier Salazar, SAPD.

Authorities originally thought McKinley had drowned but after an examination they found signs of trauma and ruled it a murder.

Police say more arrests are expected.