NAPLES (CBSMiami) – Ifrain Quintana is expected to make his first court appearance in Collier County court Saturday after being arrested in Naples for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend in Miami, a spokesman with the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Quintana was taken into custody Friday after being on the run from police since late last month.
Police had been searching for Quintana since Friday, December 28th, 2012 when he allegedly shot and killed Ariadna Gonzalez Campa outside a Little Havana drug store in broad daylight.
Law enforcement followed leads to Southwest Florida, after learning that Quintana was hiding out in a home in the Golden Gate neighborhood of Naples in Collier County.
“It was a peaceful arrest. there was no resistance once he noticed he was out-manned and outgunned,” Deputy US Marshal John P. Kinsey said.
“We don’t want vengeance, but we do what him to pay for what he did,” the victim’s stepfather, Carlos Aleman, said.
Campa’s son, also named Carlos Aleman, broke down when he was told his mother would not survive.
Today, he is relieved.
“I’m very happy with the capture of this individual,” the younger Alemna said. “And at least my family can rest easy at home.”
Quintana’s mother is also happy. She said her son has had mental health issues in the past, and she worried he might hurt himself while on the run.
“Thank God. I’m very happy and very pleased,” Celina Quintana Padron said. “He wasn’t hurt and he’s alive.”
Miami police had labeled Quintana armed and dangerous after the shooting on December 28th.
But the victim’s brother says knew about domestic violence between the pair before.
“I told him to take care of her for me. He’s a hypocrite. He promised she was the love of his life and look where he took her,” the brother told CBS 4 News. “That man should not have been on the streets. That man has no place in society. He should be behind bars.”
A spokesman with the U.S. Marshals Service wasn’t certain Friday exactly when Quintana would be extradited to Miami-Dade County.