A man accused of shooting a fellow security guard at the Hollywood Water Treatment Plant last month was arrested in El Salvador after he fled the country, authorities said.
Andres Antony Aviles, 26, is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the Dec. 3 shooting of 49-year-old Wilner Duce at the plant in the 3400 block of Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Police officials said.
According to an incident report, a shift supervisor at the plant said he was coming in to work when he saw a confrontation between the two security guards who were on shift change.
The supervisor said Duce came to the window of his truck and Aviles approached with his gun drawn, the report said. The supervisor drove through the gate and called 911, then saw Aviles fire a shot, the report said.
Aviles told officers he and Duce got into an argument over the lock to the gate not being properly done, the report said. Aviles also said Duce was assaulting him and he shot him during a struggle, the report said.
According to police, Aviles fled to Mexico by car after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He then tried to fly to Nicaragua but when he had a layover in San Salvador, El Salvador, he was denied entry and not allowed to fly to Nicaragua, police said.
Aviles was intercepted by the FBI and South Florida Violent Crime/Fugitive Task Force and voluntarily returned to the U.S. Hollywood Police took him into custody at Miami International Airport on Jan. 9. He's being held without bond, and attorney information was unavailable.