Former Mexican police officer Jesus Gabriel Ibarra-Espinoza arrested in Centennial on 2000 charge

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A former Mexican police officer wanted for a 14-year-old murder has been arrested in Centennial.

Jesus Gabriel Ibarra-Espinoza, 41, was arrested this week for aggravated homicide by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Prosecutors said Ibarra-Espinoza was working as a police officer for the City of Mocorito in January 2000 when he was assigned to a security detail at a local party. 

A witness said Ibarra-Espinoza allegedly used his assigned AR-15 police rifle to shoot and kill a man.

Ibarra-Espinoza is currently in ICE custody facing deportation proceedings.

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