Of­fi­cials cap­ture fugi­tive sol­dier

Los Angeles Times - - 9• 23•10 -

Au­thor­i­ties have cap­tured a fugi­tive sol­dier who al­legedly opened fire on Venezuela’s biggest army base last month, killing two of­fi­cers and wound­ing six other sol­diers, the state news agency said.

Jef­fer­son Tru­jillo Vasquez was ar­rested in a slum in the city of Araure in the western state of Por­tuguesa, the Venezue­lan News Agency said.

The sol­dier had been on the run since Aug. 21, when he is al­leged to have ar­gued with a su­pe­rior, then killed the cap­tain with an as­sault ri­fle at Ft. Ti­una in Cara­cas.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Tru­jillo killed a lieu­tenant sev­eral min­utes later at an arms de­pot, and an en­su­ing gun bat­tle left six sol­diers wounded be­fore Tru­jillo es­caped.

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