by Robin Kemp

Forest Park Police say they are awaiting extradition of a suspect in the fatal shooting October 10 of Adan Bautista-Lopez, 30.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, Gilberto Eugene Teran, Sr. , 21, “has been apprehended and is currently in custody.” FPPD says Teran was captured today in College Station, TX.

As of press time, Teran was in custody at the Brazos County Jail, on fugitive warrants out of Clayton County for possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, cruelty to children, reckless conduct, and probation violation.

In addition, Teran is charged with failing to identify himself as a fugitive/intentionally giving false information and unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon. He was granted $8,000 and $4,000 bond respectively on those charges, but is not eligible for bond in Texas on the fugitive charges.

According to police, the two men knew each other. Teran allegedly shot Bautista-Lopez, then fled from the scene in the 4800 block of Mitchell Street, which is right next to Forest Park Middle School. Officers found Bautista-Lopez with several gunshot wounds, and first responders tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

FPPD says it “would like to thank [the] Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, U.S. Marshals, and the City of College Station Police Department,” as well as the public, “for your assistance with the apprehension.”

It is the policy of The Clayton Crescent not to use mugshots unless a clear and present threat to the public exists. Teran is considered innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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