Sioux City man arrested in fatal Omaha carjacking

Sioux City man arrested in fatal Omaha carjacking

U.S. Marshals and Sioux City Police have arrested a Sioux City man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred August 12th at an Omaha gas station.

Saturnino Covarrubias Jr., 19, was arrested Friday morning by officers with the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force and Sioux City Police Department.

Covarrubias was arrested pursuant to an warrant issued in Douglas County, Nebraska for first-degree murder.

The warrant was issued following a carjacking at an Omaha Midtown gas station near 30th & Dodge that left one man dead.

The U.S. Marshal's Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, working with investigators with the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force was able to determine that Covarrubias was likely to be in the Sioux City area.

The investigation led U.S. Marshals and Sioux City police to a residence on Sioux City’s West side where Covarrubias was arrested.

Covarrubias was booked into the Woodbury County Jail and is now awaiting extradition to Nebraska.

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