MS-13 member, wanted for 2 homicides, arrested in Arlington

- A MS-13 gang member, wanted for two separate homicides in Texas, was captured Saturday in Arlington, Virginia.

The Arlington County Police Department, along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C. field office and the FBI Washington Field Office’s Northern Virginia Gang Task Force, made the arrest.

According to ICE, Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, aka "Terror," a 20-year-old El Salvadoran national illegally present in the United States, was one the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives in Texas. He is wanted in connection with two murders in the Houston area.

The criminal warrant for Herrera's arrest was issued July 29, 2016 in Fort Bend County in connection to a shooting in Missouri City, Texas, June 13, 2016.

On July 26, 2017, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued an All-Points Bulletin for Herrera's arrest, and ERO Washington received information from Arlington County, the FBI Houston Field Office and the FBI Washington Field Office that Herrera was possibly in Virginia.

According to ICE, on Saturday at approximately 11:30 a.m., through the joint efforts of the investigating agencies, Herrera was arrested while walking near Four Mile Run and Columbia Pike in Arlington.

ICE has lodged an immigration detainer on Herrera with the Arlington County Jail. He is pending extradition to Texas to face criminal charges. Once extradited to Texas, ICE will lodge a subsequent detainer there. ICE will take custody of Herrera to facilitate his removal to El Salvador after his criminal proceedings conclude, and he serves any corresponding jail sentences.

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