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On Nov. 7, the Evanston Police Department was notified by the United States Marshals Service that a man who was wanted for First Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Bejamin Mandujano-Bradford was taken into custody in Killeen, Texas at the Fort Hood military post, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
The man was stopped by military police as he was attempting to enter Fort Hood; military police found more than 300 grams of Cannabis and four firearms, three of which were reported stolen in Texas, in the vehicle. The man attempted to escape by throwing a puppy in the face of a military police officer and flee on foot, but was subsequently apprehended, said the Commander.
The man is wanted in connection with the murder of Mr. Mandujano-Bradford who was shot and killed on Jan. 19, 2016 in the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston. Evanston Police detectives will be working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Texas authorities in order to further their investigation and formally charge the man, said the Commander.