A San Angelo man wanted in connection with the Nov. 30 shooting and aggravated robbery of a 31-year-old man on West Avenue O was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Abilene Police Department’s Street Crimes Division. Pete “Oso” Frank Estrada is accused of shooting the man and fleeing in the victim’s truck.
Following the shooting, San Angelo Police Department detectives sent out a regional message to law enforcement agencies to be on alert for the stolen truck, along with a description of the armed suspect, whom they believed was Estrada.
Soon after receiving the message, the Abilene Police Department responded with corroborating information and an offer to help.
On Dec. 2, Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard issued an arrest warrant for Estrada for the charge of aggravated robbery. Additionally, Crime Stoppers of San Angelo released a bulletin offering a reward for information leading to Estrada’s arrest.
The SAPD said in a press release that throughout the Investigation, it has worked closely with the Abilene Police Street Crimes Division to develop leads and follow up on San Angelo and Abilene Crime Stoppers tips — which ultimately led to Estrada’s capture.
Estrada is currently in awaiting extradition to San Angelo.