Fugitive captured in judge shooting case

Fugitive Marcellus Antoine Burgin, 26, was captured in New Orleans, late on Monday night. He was among three men indicted in the November 2015 attempted capital murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek. 

The United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas released the following statement on Friday:

Onyeri completed his initial appearance in federal court in Austin before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin and remains in federal custody. A detention hearing is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane.

Scott made his initial appearance in federal court in New Orleans on Friday. He remains in federal custody with a detention hearing scheduled at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in New Orleans.

Burgin remains a fugitive and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to his arrest. Anyone with information about him or where he can be found is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 713-222-8477 (TIPS) or the FBI San Antonio Field Office at 210-225-6741.

Chimene Onyeri was previously charged in the death of Jacobi Demond Alexander, 31, whose body was found in the courtyard of a southwest Houston apartment complex on May 18, 2015.

Investigators had determined Onyeri was one of two suspects in the shooting death of Alexander at the complex on Westbranch Drive near Bellaire Boulevard. The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force later took Onyeri into custody.

Houston Police Department  homicide investigators say Alexander was walking through a common area of the apartment complex when he was approached by two unknown males, shot several times and later pronounced dead.

Kocurek was shot on Nov. 6, 2015, upon returning to her home in a neighborhood near downtown Austin.