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New Fugitive Added to FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted


A Washington state gang member charged with two murders in 2010 has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.

Santiago Villalba Mederos, a member of the violent Eastside Lokotes Sureno gang, is wanted in connection with two separate shootings in Tacoma, Washington, that resulted in the death of a young woman and the serious wounding of her brother, and a month later, the murder of a young man. Mederos was a teenager at the time of the killings.

“To have committed two homicides at such a young age shows how violent he was and how violent the gang was,” said Special Agent Terry Postma from the FBI’s Seattle Division. “The younger gang members tried to earn respect from the older guys by these

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Santiago Villalba Mederos, accused in 2 slayings, added to FBI’s "Most Wanted" list

TACOMA, Wash. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the 2010 killings in Tacoma.

Santiago Villalba Mederos, 26, was added this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the murder of a man.

The News-Tribune reports that on the night of the first slaying, Feb. 7, 2010, Mederos and other members of his gang had stolen a van and were searching for members of a rival gang to target in retaliation for a shooting two days earlier.

The victim, Camille Love, was an aspiring veterinary technician who was targeted because she and her brother were riding

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Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders added to FBI’s Ten Most …

TACOMA — The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double homicide suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the killings in Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reports 26-year-old Santiago Villalba Mederos, aka “Pucho,” also was named this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the killing of a man.

The FBI says it’s believed that Mederos fled to Mexico after the homicides but he may have returned to the U.S.

Mederos is approximately 5-foot-10 and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos of the letter “S” on his left shoulder and

Read More at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-fugitive-accused-of-2-murders-added-to-fbis-ten-most-wanted-list/

Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

TACOMA — The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double homicide suspect and gang member who has been on the run since the killings in Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reports 26-year-old Santiago Villalba Mederos, aka “Pucho,” also was named this week to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

The FBI says Mederos is wanted related to shootings that resulted in the death of a woman and the wounding of her brother, and a month later, the killing of a man.

The FBI says it’s believed that Mederos fled to Mexico after the homicides but he may have returned to the U.S.

Mederos is approximately 5-foot-10 and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos of the letter “S” on his left shoulder and

Read More at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-fugitive-accused-of-2-murders-added-to-fbis-ten-most-wanted-list/

Tacoma fugitive added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list | The News …

September 25, 2017 2:13 PM

A local man has landed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for the first time in about three decades.

Santiago Mederos, 26, is a Tacoma gang member police have sought since he was charged in 2010 with killing two people in unrelated shootings.

“The victims who lost their lives in 2010 were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Jay Tabb, Jr. said Monday at a press conference at Tacoma police headquarters. “Despite having no connection to street gangs they were senselessly targeted by Mederos.”

In May, the FBI increased its reward for Mederos to $20,000. On Monday, Tabb announced

Read More at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article175323776.html

Tacoma man added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted

September 25, 2017 2:13 PM

A local man has landed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for the first time in about three decades.

Santiago Mederos, 26, is a Tacoma gang member police have sought since he was charged in 2010 with killing two people in unrelated shootings.

“The victims who lost their lives in 2010 were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Jay Tabb, Jr. said Monday at a press conference at Tacoma police headquarters. “Despite having no connection to street gangs they were senselessly targeted by Mederos.”

In May, the FBI increased its reward for Mederos to $20,000. On Monday, Tabb announced

Read More at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article175323776.html

Tacoma Fugitive Santiago Mederos Added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Mederos was allegedly involved in violent criminal activity again on March 25, 2010, when he and other gang members purportedly went to collect money from a person they knew. Mederos and other gang members allegedly broke into and ransacked that person’s vehicle. Several innocent bystanders observed this situation and confronted the group. A fight ensued, during which Mederos allegedly fired a single gunshot towards the bystanders—striking and killing a 21-year-old man. On March 30, 2010, Mederos was charged with murder in the second degree in the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On September 30, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Mederos in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Tacoma, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The Tacoma Police Department is investigating the murders and other criminal activity.The FBI is assisting with the international

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Tacoma Fugitive Santiago Mederos Added to the FBI’s Ten Most …

Mederos was allegedly involved in violent criminal activity again on March 25, 2010, when he and other gang members purportedly went to collect money from a person they knew. Mederos and other gang members allegedly broke into and ransacked that person’s vehicle. Several innocent bystanders observed this situation and confronted the group. A fight ensued, during which Mederos allegedly fired a single gunshot towards the bystanders—striking and killing a 21-year-old man. On March 30, 2010, Mederos was charged with murder in the second degree in the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On September 30, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Mederos in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Tacoma, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The Tacoma Police Department is investigating the murders and other criminal activity.The FBI is assisting with the international

Read More at: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/seattle/news/press-releases/tacoma-fugitive-santiago-mederos-added-to-the-fbis-ten-most-wanted-fugitives-list