With the capture of Ifrain Quintana, some closure has come for the family of the woman Miami Police said they believe he gunned down on Dec. 28.
Tomas Gonzalez, the brother of 42-year-old victim Ariadna Gonzalez Campa, said he and his family were worried that Quintana would not be caught. But they kept full faith authorities would find Quintana, 42, and bring him to justice, he said.
On Friday Collier County authorities arrested Quintana, who was wanted for the killing of his ex-girlfriend in Little Havana, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.
He allegedly shot Ariadna Gonzalez Campa in the face and chest Dec. 28, according to police.
SWAT crews and armored trucks were on hand in the U.S. Marshals Service led, Collier County Sheriff's Office assisted takedown Friday in Golden Gate, near Naples.
When Quintana's arrest warrant went out, he was thought to be armed and extremely dangerous, but Miami Police said he went down without a fight in southwest Florida.
"He was taken into custody without further incident," Reyes said, "but definitely with the assistance of the local police department in Collier County."
The Marshals Service’s Florida Regional Task Force – which included deputy marshals from Miami and Fort Myers, and Miami Police homicide detectives who have been working the case – went to the Naples area Friday to locate and arrest Quintana, Marshals Service spokesman Barry Golden said.
Investigative leads led the task force to an apartment building on 50th Terrace SW where they believed Quintana was, according to Golden. Knowing he would most likely be armed and possibly have weapons in the apartment, the Collier County SWAT team assisted in surrounding the address before Quintana turned himself in at about 2:30 p.m., Golden said.
Three weeks ago, Quintana confronted and taunted Gonzalez Campa alongside the sidewalk on SW 8th Avenue, then allegedly shot her multiple times in front of La Milagrosa Pharmacy and Discount, according to police.
The following day his mother, Celina Quintana, begged her son to turn himself in. She said she hoped he wouldn’t kill himself while on the run, saying that he had threatened to commit suicide after the shooting.
Ifrain Quintana was being booked at the Collier County jail, Golden said.
He will be extradited to Miami. Once he sits down with Miami Police, detectives will seek to determine a motive and ask why he landed in Collier, Reyes said.
"Why he committed this crime, and why he fled to Collier County," Reyes explained. "So, as of right now, we have very little information as to what ties he has in Collier County."
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