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Fugitive nabbed at border crossing for 2018 killing of Horizon City teen

EL PASO, Texas – A high-profile fugitive sought for the 2018 slaying of a Horizon City teenager was arrested at the Bridge of the Americas border crossing during a vehicle inspection, federal and local authorities announced Tuesday.

21-year-old Arath Jauregui, a U.S. citizen, was nabbed Monday afternoon at the El Paso port of entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and turned over to El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies to face murder charges.

Jauregui was being sought for the shooting death of 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Reazola, whose body was found in a far east El Paso desert area near Marvin Lane and Century Drive on the night of April 4, 2018.

Authorities said Jauregui sought "sanctuary across the border" by fleeing to Mexico, only to be captured by CBP when he tried to return to the United States. He had been considered "armed and dangerous."

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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