DPS: A 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Caught in Mexico

Javier Cortez faces a 2010 Harris County murder charge

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:40 AM CDT
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One of Texas' Most Wanted Caught in Mexico

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A Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and gang member sought for a slaying in the Houston area has been caught in Mexico.

The Department of Public Safety says three tips led to 32-year-old Javier Cortez Jr. of Pasadena. He was featured this month in the DPS effort to locate convicted criminals or suspects on the run.

DPS on Tuesday said a $15,000 reward will be shared by people who provided information leading to the arrest of Cortez in Matamoros, Mexico. He faces a 2010 Harris County murder charge that stems from a robbery and fatal shooting.

Mexican authorities last Friday turned Cortez over to officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. Cortez faces transfer to Houston.

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