Six Mexican criminals sought in Southmost murder

Clavel Street murder // File Photo

Six men believed to be members of a Mexican criminal organization have all been identified as suspects in a murder that took place in the Southmost area of Brownsville.

Juan Manuel Ocanas-Barrientos was shot and killed while driving on the 3400 block of Clavel Street back on January 11th.

Authorities arrested 30-year-old Felipe Alvaro Cabrera for his role in the crime one month later.

But an investigation revealed that he did not act alone.

Brownsville police reported six more suspects have been identified as:

Javier Garza Medrano, 37 Jose Luis Ibarra Morales, 30 Edgar Javier Tafoya Robles, 24 Abraham Alegria Ruiz, 27 Diego Armando Segovia Rivera, 25 Christian Omar Camero, 29

Brownsville police detectives worked with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents and learned the six are all part of transnational criminal organization.

Investigators did not name the organization but revealed that the victim was at a place that is known for drug activity and was mistaken for someone else.

All six men are Mexican nationals and believed to be in Mexico.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts is asked to call the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-TIPS or (956) 546-8477.