(Breitbart) – An illegal alien has been accused of shooting and killing a teenager in North Charleston, South Carolina, according to law enforcement officials.
Juan Javier Reyes-Perez, a 40-year-old illegal alien, is accused of murdering a 19-year-old unidentified male on August 12, WCIV 4 reports, in North Charleston. According to first responders, the victim was found bleeding with a gunshot wound to his body and lying in the road.
The teenage victim was pronounced dead on the scene, and eyewitnesses identified Reyes-Perez as the shooter.
According to police, Reyes-Perez confessed to shooting the 19-year-old. The eyewitnesses said the victim was shot after an argument between him and his ex-girlfriend’s family.
Reyes-Perez has now been charged with murder and has been placed on a detainer by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency so that if he is released from local custody at any time, he will be turned over to ICE for deportation.
Flashback: Illegal Alien Overstayed ‘Protected Status,’ Charged With Allegedly Raping Child
An illegal alien who overstayed his Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is now charged with allegedly raping a child, according to Louisiana officials.
Andres Fuentes-Castro, an El Salvadoran national who had been living in the U.S. for nearly 10 years, is charged with three counts of rape of a child, according to WGNO.
Above: Andres Fuentes-Castro
Fuentes-Castro was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and Border Patrol agents on July 18 after officials allege that he repeatedly raped a young child between 2014 and 2016.
The illegal alien originally came to the U.S. from El Salvador and was the beneficiary of TPS — a temporary amnesty — which was awarded to a total of 200,000 El Salvadorans but was ended by President Trump’s administration last year after nearly 20 years of the program being renewed.
In 2007, Fuentes-Castro was taken into custody following a traffic violation but was not turned over to federal immigration officials for deportation because he was shielded from deportation by TPS. In 2010, though, Fuentes-Castro’s TPS expired and he was supposed to self-deport but never did.
“The U.S. Marshal’s arrest of this illegal alien for the rape of a child showcases the ongoing superlative work done by the New Orleans Marshals in removing a dangerous criminal from our community,” U.S. Border Patrol New Orleans Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino told WGNO.
Fuentes-Castro is currently being held in Orleans Parish Prison and will eventually be moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face trial for child rape.
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