Miguel Antonio Padron is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 50-year-old woman and the attempted murder of her 24-year-old son. On July 25, 2009, the woman, her son, and his children went to get gas at a convenience store area in Reno, Nevada. When her son went inside the store to pay for the gas, he reportedly was approached by three Hispanic males, including Padron. As the woman's son walked back to his vehicle, the men allegedly followed him. The woman placed herself in front of her son at which time Padron allegedly fired a handgun striking both the woman and her son. The woman died at the scene. Her son recovered from gunshot wounds to his chest.
Padron was charged with murder and attempted murder with use of a firearm, and a state arrest warrant was issued in the Justice Court of Reno Township, District of Washoe, State of Nevada, on July 28, 2009. Also, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Nevada, on August 7, 2009, after Padron was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The men who reportedly accompanied Padron have not been charged with committing crimes.
Padron may have fled to Tijuana, Mexico, but may be staying in Sinaloa, Mexico. Padron is reportedly affiliated with the gang Brown Pride Locos.