Steve Lewis: Octaviano Juarez-Corro, a man who allegedly killed two people and injured three others when he fired multiple shots into a crowded park, has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
On this episode of Inside the FBI, our host Monica Grover will give you the details surrounding this incident, and you'll hear from the FBI special agent assigned to the case.
I’m Steve Lewis, and this is Inside the FBI.
Grover: On May 29, 2006, hundreds of people gathered at South Shore Park in Wisconsin.
As Special Agent Steve Whitecotton out of our Milwaukee Field Office describes it...
Whitecotton: The park has beach access, playground equipment, picnic benches—just a place where a family may choose to enjoy an afternoon or a weekend. It was Memorial Day Weekend in 2006, and you know, the park was filled with a bunch of individuals, including small children.
Grover: That afternoon, Octaviano Juarez-Corro entered the park. At one point, he approached a friend of Juarez-Corro's estranged wife.
Juarez-Corro's wife herself was also there that day with the couple’s then-3-year-old daughter. The two were reportedly going through a difficult time in sharing visitation with their child.
But it wasn't long after he arrived that Juarez-Corro reportedly pulled out a gun and began firing.
Whitecotton: All of a sudden, within this, you know, a split second, it turns into a massive shooting scenario where five people are ultimately struck.
Grover: Two individuals, including the aforementioned friend, were killed.
Juarez-Corro's wife suffered two gunshot wounds but survived. Two others in the area were also injured in the shooting.
Juarez-Corro has been charged with two counts of intentional homicide first degree and three counts of attempted intentional homicide, first degree, along with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
As Whitecotton explains of Juarez-Corro's alleged actions that day...
Whitecotton: It just shows an extreme amount of recklessness that warrants his apprehension so he can be brought to justice for his actions.
Grover: Juarez-Corro is now 47 years old. He is believed to weigh between 180 and 200 pounds and be between 5’5” and 5’7” tall. He has brown eyes and dark hair, which may be graying, and usually wears a mustache and sometimes a beard. He is believed to have fled to Mexico.
Grover: For photos and more information on Juarez-Corro, visit fbi.gov/wanted.
Anyone with information on this case should contact 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit tips.fbi.gov. You can also contact your local FBI field office or U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and there’s an up to $100,000 reward available for information leading directly to his arrest.
Whitecotton: I would just strongly encourage anyone with information, you know, to please reach out and share that with us.
We’re never going to give up looking, and you know, the victims here deserve that justice and really hope to make it to that point in time, and we just really strongly encourage anyone to please share that information with us so we can keep those victims in our minds and bring that individual to justice.
Grover: This has been another production of Inside the FBI. You can follow us on your favorite podcast player, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. You can also subscribe to get email alerts for new episodes of our show at fbi.gov/podcasts.
I’m Monica Grover from the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs. Thanks again for tuning in.