SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Federal immigration officials say a man charged with killing three people in Missouri should have faced deportation proceedings after he was arrested for separate offenses last year in New Jersey.
Luis Perez, who is from Mexico, is jailed without bond on 11 felonies, including murder and assault.
Springfield police say in charging documents that he fatally shot two men and wounded two others Nov. 1 and then fatally shot a woman the next day. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it placed a detainer on Perez in December after he was jailed in Middlesex County, New Jersey, on multiple felonies, including assault. But ICE says the request wasn’t recognized.
Perez was freed in February.
Messages were left with several New Jersey officials.