Officials capture fugitive soldier
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.