MS-13 gang member wanted for 2 Texas murders captured in Virginia thanks to tip
By Jennifer Cruz
Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez is facing two capital murder charges stemming from separate Houston-area shootings. (Photo: Houston Police Department)
A known gang member who was wanted out of Texas for two separate murders was captured by local and federal agents in Falls Church, Virginia, Saturday morning.
Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, aka “Terror,” 20, was caught just three days after he was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. The capture came as the result of a tip that was submitted the same day he was added to the list.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Herrera-Hernandez’s arrest was a joint effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Texas DPS, along with the Houston, Arlington, and Fairfax Police Departments. The arrest occurred around 11:30 a.m. as Herrera-Hernandez walked down the street, Fox News reported.
Herrera-Hernandez faces capital murder charges for the June 2016 slaying of a 16-year-old boy at a park in Missouri City, as well as the July 9 murder of 26-year-old Kevin Alvarez, who was a documented member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, more commonly known as MS-13.
According to the Houston Police Department, the teen was killed after witnessing several gang-related murders. Alvarez was found