Another man has been arrested in Tijuana in connection with the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
According to a Department of Justice news release, Marcos Rodriguez-Perez, 26, is expected to appear in court in San Diego, where he will face murder and other charges as part of the July 23, 2022 killing of agent Robert W. Rosas Jr. Rodriguez-Perez is the fourth of five people indicted in Rosas’ killing.
Jose Juan Chacon-Morales, Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, Marcos Rodriguez-Perez, Emilio Samyn Gonzales-Arenazas, and Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez, , are facing charges in separate indictments, UPI reported.
Documents state Chacon-Morales and Ramirez Dorantes were in Mexico acting as watchmen while Rodriguez-Perez, Gonzales-Arenazas and Castro-Alvarez entered California illegally and armed .
Documents state Rosas was on patrol near Campo, Calif. when he was shot several times by the three people before they headed back to Mexico with Rosas’ equipment.
Castro-Alvarez pleaded guilty on Nov. 20 and is serving 40 years in a U.S. prison for murder of a federal officer while in the process of a robbery, the release stated.
Chacon-Morales, Ramirez-Dorantes, Rodriguez-Perez and Gonzales-Arenazas were indicted in July 2010 with murder, conspiracy and robbery charges in connection with the Rosas’ killing, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.