Soccer coach’s alleged killer finally nabbed after gunfight in Mexico

Soccer coach’s alleged killer finally nabbed after gunfight in Mexico


Modal Trigger Orlando Orea Office of the Attorney General of Mexico A Queens man who spent nearly six years on the lam has finally been nabbed in the fatal slashing of a New York Red Bulls youth coach following a deadly shootout with Mexican federal agents, officials said. Modal Trigger Michael Jones Orlando Orea, 38, was busted Thursday in the central state of Puebla, a day after he shot and killed a pair of detectives who were trying to serve a provisional extradition warrant, according to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

He was arrested without a struggle at a home in the rural town of Acatlan de Osorio, following a manhunt by federal and state agents as well as marines. Officials said he had two guns on him.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said tips came in earlier this month about Orea’s whereabouts, leading Mexican authorities to search two locations.

“During the course of that investigation it is understood, and it is preliminary, that three police officers or three of the authorities were shot, two of them unfortunately fatally and the individual is now in custody,” he said Friday.

Orea fled to Mexico in October 2012, a couple of days after allegedly murdering soccer coach Michael Jones, 25, near Union Square.

Originally from Liverpool, England, Jones lived in the US and coached youth soccer programs for the Red Bulls. The Westchester resident was slashed in the neck and torso – and his ear was sliced off and left on 14th Street.Authorities at […]

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