Cops Nab Dallas Fugitive Wanted for Killing Common-Law Wife's Son

Jesus Rodriguez
Jesus Rodriguez
Dallas Police Department

Dallas police have been looking for Jesus Anthony Rodriguez since February 5. With the help of the United States Marshal North Texas Fugitive Task Force, they finally got their man over the weekend, booking Rodriguez into Dallas County Jail early Saturday morning.

According to DPD, Rodriguez, his common law wife and her 16-year-old son, Jesus Hernandez, were partying together just after midnight on February 5, 2016. As he consumed more beer and cocaine, police say, Rodriguez became increasingly convinced that his wife was cheating on him.

Rodriguez started slapping his wife, and then began punching her in the face. Rodriguez' brother and Hernandez successfully pulled Rodriguez off of his wife and took him outside, where the three began fighting with each other, police say. 

Things then took a deadly turn. Rodriguez fired his pistol into the air, police say. Rodriguez then chased down a fleeing Hernandez, police say, and shot him in the head, before witnesses chased him from the scene. Hernandez died at Methodist Hospital.

According to police, Rodriguez confessed to the shooting at DPD headquarters shortly after being caught. He is currently in Dallas County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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