DEPUTIES ARREST MAN WANTED BY INTERPOL FOR MURDER

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number: 19-4-16 BSO Case Number: 07-1904-001346

Date: April 15, 2019 Time: 11:46 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Tamarac

Place of Occurrence: West McNab Road and Northwest 70th Avenue, Tamarac

Victim(s): State of Florida

Suspect(s): Carlos Ernesto Lozano Rodriguez, 26, male, 8/8/92, 7390 S.W. 10th Court, A, North Lauderdale 

Description of Incident: 

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop and discovered the driver, who was in the United States illegally, was wanted for murder in El Salvador.

Shortly before noon on April 15, 2019, a Tamarac deputy spotted a 2007 Cadillac Escalade impeding the flow of traffic in the area of West McNab Road and Northwest 70th Avenue. The deputy pulled the driver over to find out why he was stopping in traffic.

The driver, Carlos Ernesto Lozano Rodriguez, 26, told the deputy he did not have a Florida driver’s license and provided an El Salvador passport instead. When the deputy entered the driver’s name in the national crime database, he discovered Rodriguez was wanted on a homicide warrant. According to Interpol, Rodriguez was wanted for murder in El Salvador. Additionally, he was listed as armed and dangerous and a documented gang member. 

The deputy waited for backup to arrive before instructing Rodriguez to get out of the SUV and placing him in handcuffs. Rodriguez started resisting and pulling away and refused to get in the deputy’s patrol car. An officer from the Sunrise Police Department was passing by and stopped to help the deputies secure Rodriguez and put him in the BSO unit. 

Through their investigation, deputies learned Rodriguez had been deported in 2015 and paid $10,000 for illegal re-entry into the United States.  

U.S. Border Patrol was contacted and sent two agents who took custody of Rodriguez for further processing and removal.


INVESTIGATORS:
Tamarac
BSO Homeland Security
U.S. Border Patrol 

THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
April 17, 2019      1445