UPDATE: Man wanted for 2018 Midland murder booked in Midland County Jail

He was extradited from Bexar County
Julio Cesar Lopez-Beltran
Julio Cesar Lopez-Beltran(Midland County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 2:58 PM CST
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Midland, Texas (KOSA) - Julio Cesar Lopez-Beltran is back behind bars in Midland County.

Lopez-Beltran has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

After three years of searching, police found the suspect in a 2018 murder that took place in Midland.

On Wednesday, Dec.29, the U.S. Marshals Service extradited Julio Cesar Lopez-Beltran from the Republic of Mexico.

He was wanted in connection to a Murder in Midland, Texas after a shooting at the Whataburger on I-20 in 2018.

Police say that Beltran was involved in a dispute with David Morales at the Whataburger location just before 2 a.m.

The dispute escalated in the parking lot where police say Beltran shot Morales and another victim. They were both taken to the hospital but Morales passed away from his injuries there. The other victim was released.

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