A suspect in the February killing of a 22-year-old Arlington man in Euless was arrested Tuesday night after a massive search at a Dallas nature center that lasted more than three hours.
Euless police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jose Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was arrested without incident at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas, according to Dallas police.
He is accused of being involved in the killing of Younis Alhassinyani, who was forced to get a tattoo of his girlfriend’s name on his neck and a separate tattoo on his back before he was shot to death, according to arrest warrant affidavits.
Four other suspects including Alhassinyani’s girlfriend were arrested in March.
At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force were conducting surveillance in the 9000 block of High Plain Lane in Dallas on a suspect wanted in the Euless murder case, police said.
The suspect, Rodriguez, was alerted to the authorities and fled into the Dallas nature center.
At that time, Dallas police and Grand Prairie police assisted the task force to cordon off the area and began to search. Helicopters from Dallas police and the Texas Department of Public Safety also were used.
At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rodriguez was located and taken into custody without incident. No officers were injured.
Rodriguez was treated by medical staff, Dallas police said.
He faces a charge of capital murder in the Euless case, Euless police said Wednesday.