A murder suspect who escaped to Texas has been brought back to Miami-Dade and is being held without bond after an argument led to gunshots at a local bar.
Barbaro Felix Fortun is being held at Miami-Dade Jail after a bond hearing on Friday.
Texas authorities arrested Fortun on July 30.
“From the beginning, detectives knew he was our suspect,” said Officer Kenia Reyes, a Miami police spokeswoman.
Fortun, 25, is a suspect in the murder of Gregorio De Jesus and the shooting of Joshua De Jesus. He has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
On June 17, police said, Fortun and Joshua De Jesus, 18, got into an argument outside La Familia Bar and Restaurant, 2818 NW 22 Ave. The argument led to 20-year-old Gregorio De Jesus, Joshua’s brother, intervening.
Police said Fortun then shot both victims with a .40 caliber pistol and took off on Joshua De Jesus’ bicycle.
Gregorio De Jesus was shot in the abdomen and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Joshua De Jesus was shot in right hip area and taken to the hospital in stable condition.