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Las Cruces man arrested for murder of his own brother

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Jaime Talamantes is facing a murder charge for allegedly killing his brother.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- A Las Cruces man sought by police for allegedly gunning down his own brother last month has been taken into custody after two weeks on the run, authorities said Tuesday.

Federal marshals and state police captured 30-year-old Jaime Talamantes on Monday afternoon after receiving a tip about the fugitive's location.

Talamantes was being held without bond Tuesday in Dona Ana County Detention Center on charges of first-degree felony murder and aggravated assault.

Investigators said Talamantes fled last month from the 500 block of Mulberry Avenue after he shot his brother, 31-year-old Juni Talamantes, durign an argument.

The victim died a short time later on May 22 at Mountainview Regional Medical Center.

Authorities spent two weeks searching for Jaime Talamantes, describing him as armed and dangerous.

According to newspaper archives, he was granted bond earlier this year while awaiting trial on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment involving his live-in girlfriend.

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