Man wanted for murder in San Antonio linked to Oklahoma missing persons case, police say

Francisco Jabier Velasquez was arrested in 2018 after shooting, killing man outside restaurant, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A man wanted for murder in San Antonio may now be linked to a missing persons case in Oklahoma, according to the McClain County Sheriff’s Office.

McClain County detectives say Francisco Jabier Velasquez, 36, may be with his girlfriend, Tallen Shyann Treto-Padilla, 29, who was reported missing out of Wayne, Oklahoma, on Nov. 5.

Velasquez has an active warrant in San Antonio for allegedly shooting and killing a man at a Southwest Side Mexican restaurant in November 2018, police said. Velasquez was released on bond that same month, court officials said.

He was supposed to attend court to determine whether or not his case would go to trial on August 12., 2021, but officials say he missed his court date. A warrant was issued for his arrest the same day.

Velasquez is described as being 6 feet tall and weighs about 230 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and has multiple tattoos on his chest and arms. He may also be going by the name Mike “Paco” Mendoza.

Treto-Padilla is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen leaving work driving a white 2009 GMC Acadia with Oklahoma license plate LPV-540.

MCSO officials said they have received information that Treto-Padilla may have traveled to the US-Mexico border in Texas. Authorities said they don’t know if she is in the United States or Mexico.

The McClain County Sheriff’s Office warns if you see Velasquez, do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Treto-Padilla or Velasquez should call 911 or submit a tip to the McClain County Sheriff’s Office at 405-527-4600. You can also submit a tip through the US Marshals Office at usmarshals.gov/tips.


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Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.