BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A federal criminal complaint has been filed against Octavio Bringas-Posados, 49, who is accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy on his birthday.
The federal complaint is for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal re-entry into the United States by a removed alien. According to the complaint, Bringas-Posadas was removed from the U.S. to Mexico on March 22, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Officials say sometime after being returned to Mexico, Bringas-Posadas illegally entered the U.S. and came to Baton Rouge. The complaint further claims that on March 13, 2017, Bringas-Posadas was inside his home alone with the 16-year-old victim, Darius Plummer, when the victim was fatally shot. the shooting remains under investigation.
"Our prayers are with the victim's family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. Be assured that our office will aggressively pursue violators of our federal firearm and immigration laws," said Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson.
Bringas-Posadas was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and is facing murder charges in this case.