Suspect in N.C. homicide arrested in Jefferson Parish

A man suspected of participating in a North Carolina homicide on Halloween was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson Parish by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Jorge Luis Juarez, 21, was captured at 254 Iris Avenue in Jefferson after members of the task force followed up on a tip from a similar task force in North Carolina. Juarez, who is suspected of being a member of the Latin gang Sureno 13, was arrested without incident, and authorities believe he has been living in Jefferson Parish since November, said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Juarez was wanted by the Raleigh Police Department in connection with the slaying of Alfonso Rincon outside of the victim’s home. According to North Carolina news reports, Rincon, 42, was shot and killed while investigating an apparent burglary of his car parked outside his apartment.

Raleigh police say it appears that Rincon initially interrupted the burglary of a neighbor’s car and then saw the two men begin looking at his car. When Rincon went outside the men fled, and he went after them. A few minutes later his family reported hearing a gunshot, and Rincon was later found dead.

North Carolina authorities announced the arrest of three other suspects in the shooting earlier this week.

It was not clear exactly what role Juarez played in the shooting. Fortunato said Juarez is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.