Ripley Street

Officers at the scene this morning.  Coleman Today Photo

Story Update 1:25 pm Wednesday – Man Identified

The name of the suspect, wanted on murder warrants in Mexico and who took his own life Wednesday morning in Coleman, has been released.

According to Coleman County Sheriff, Les Cogdill, the man is identified as Juan Diego Hernandez, 44, of Mexico.  Cogdill said Hernandez had been working for a local fence company.  He was living at the Ripley Street residence with four other people who were not injured in the incident.  No law enforcement officers were injured.

See the original story below:

An attempt to serve a murder warrant Wednesday morning on a wanted suspect from out of Mexico resulted in the suspect taking his own life at a residence in north Coleman.  Numerous law enforcement agencies converged on Ripley Street early this morning.  The suspect was wanted for killing his wife. 

In a statement from Coleman County Sheriff Les Cogdill:

"This past Friday, the Coleman County Sheriff's Office received information of a wanted murder suspect out of Mexico. The sheriff's office notified the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Marshals Service and started working the case," Cogdill said.

By Tuesday, September 15, law enforcement was able to identify the suspect as someone living in Coleman on Ripley Street.

"We contacted the Marshals Service and the Rangers and told them the suspect had been identified.  The U.S. Marshals Service brought a fugitive task force team, consisting of nine officers, from Del Rio to Coleman.  We observed the suspect outside the residence, went to make contact with the suspect, he ran back into the residence.  After several minutes of negotiating, trying to get the male out of the house, the suspect walked out of the house, has a revolver in his hand and shoots himself in the head," Sheriff Cogdill said.

The body of the suspect was taken from the scene by Stevens Funeral Home of Coleman.  The name has not been released as of this time.