Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Honduran police recaptured a 16-year-old boy who was accused of killing a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and had escaped five times in three years from a crumbling prison, an official said Sunday.
More than 1,000 officers had been hunting for Herlan Colindres, who was carrying a gun when he was caught in the capital Tegucigalpa, Security Minister Armando Calidonio said.
Colindres, a gang member implicated in 16 other killings, slipped out of a Tegucigalpa juvenile-rehabilitation center Nov. 17. It was his second escape in less than four months and the fifth in three years.
Colindres was arrested in July in the killing of Michael Timothy Markey, a DEA agent who was shot to death while visiting a temple dedicated to Honduras' patron saint outside Tegucigalpa.