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Florida Murder Suspect Arrested in Yoakum County

Source: Lee County, Florida Source: Lee County, Florida

One of Florida's most wanted is behind bars in Yoakum County.

Adam Tijerina, 19, is accused in the murder of a Bonita Springs, Florida resident. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Tijerina threatened Bruce William Chambers, 46, on December 3, 2006. Chambers allegedly owed Tijerina money, and Tijerina returned later to collect. An argument ensued, and Chambers sprayed Tijerina with mace. That is when Tijerina pulled out a gun. He allegedly shot Chambers through the arm, and into his chest.

Chambers made a call to 911 for help. As deputies arrived, he staggered from his home and collapsed. He was airlifted to a Florida hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say Tijerina fled in a white Cadillac Escalade, but hadn't been seen since.

An investigation in conjunction with the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals led to Denver City. A team of U.S. Marshals, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Gaines County authorities led to Tijerina's arrest at a relatives home. Deputy Ronnie O'Neal of the U.S. Marshals says he was taken into custody at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, without incident.

Investigators from Lee County, Florida were dispatched to Yoakum County to interview Tijerina. If he waives extradition, Tijerina could be on his way back to Florida over the weekend.

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