MILWAUKEE — The FBI confirmed Friday that Octaviano Juarez-Corro, who has been wanted since 2006, was captured February 3 in Mexico.
In September of 2021, Juarez-Carro was added to the FBI's 10 most wanted list after he allegedly shot five people, killing two of them.
The shooting happened at South Shore Park back on May 29, 2006 and since then, he has been on the run.
According to the FBI, Juarez-Corro confronted his estranged wife at a picnic with friends and family, demanding he see his 3-year-old daughter. Then, he pulled out a handgun.
Milwaukee FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Hughes told TMJ4 News last year that Juarez-Corro "demanded four of the five the victims get to their knees. But before they got to their knees, he systematically shot each of them in an execution-style manner."
Two of the victims died, and Juarez-Corro's wife suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest but she survived.
“Octaviano Juarez-Corro spent the last 16 years running from law enforcement, hiding in another country, and believing time and distance was on his side," said Special Agent in Charge Michael Hensle of the FBI's Milwaukee Field Office. "The FBI has a long reach and extraordinary law enforcement partnerships across the globe. I commend the tireless efforts of all our partners from Milwaukee to Mexico in closely coordinating with the FBI in capturing this wanted fugitive and helping to bring this violent offender to justice, as well as closure to the victims and their families."
Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman also issued a statement on the capture, saying, "With his capture, we are one step closer to bringing justice and closure to the victims, the victims’ families and everyone that was impacted by this tragic incident."