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Alleged MS-13 member gunned down in Maryland days after release from custody

December 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Alleged MS-13 member gunned down in Maryland days after release from custody

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A purported member of the ultra-violent MS-13 gang in Maryland was shot and killed only two days after he was released from jail despite a federal immigration detainer filed against him.

In October, Jose Herrera, 18, an immigrant from Honduras, was charged with trespassing and fourth-degree burglary for squatting in a desolate building-turned-MS-13 hangout and was given a summons. When he neglected to appear in court, a judge issued a warrant, which resulted in his arrest on December 12th.

Ten days later, he was freed on a $100 bond even though there was a pending detainer ICE filed in October, CBS Maryland reported..

On Christmas Eve, only two days after he was released from jail, Herrera was shot and killed.

ICE agents said Herrera could still be alive if Montgomery County officials hadn’t freed him despite the detainer.

Officials said Herrera had recently been kicked out of school from school and kicked out of his uncle’s house, leaving him homeless and vulnerable to gang recruitment.

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