Marshals: Zetas hitman could be in the Valley
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:41:48 GMT —
An alleged hitman for the Zetas and the Mexican Mafia may be hiding out in the Rio Grande Valley.
The U.S. Marshal TMs Service told Action 4 News that Joseph Allen Garcia is wanted for murder and a number of other crimes in Laredo.
A local agency spokesman said 22-year-old murder hitman is known to frequent South Padre Island and is asking for the public TMs help in catching him.
Garcia is wanted for a December 13, 2003 shooting in Laredo where one person was killed and three others injured.
The accused hitman was 16-years-old at the time of the shooting.
Authorities said he was released on bond and never returned.
He has since built up quiet a criminal record in including murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons, drugs and theft.
Authorities said he is believed to be a member of the Zetas criminal organization but is also affiliated with the Mexican Mafia.
Garcia goes by the alias Joseph Garza and is described as the following:
- 5 feet 6 inches tall
- 150 pounds
- Black Hair
- Brown Eyes
- Light Skin
- Scars on Left Eye, Chest and Right Ankle
Anyone with information about Garcia TMs whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. Marshal TMs Service at (800) 336-0102.