Anthony "Tony" Burroughs- Arizona- 2000 (Added In 2016) Mar 28, 2015 23:06:55 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 28, 2015 23:06:55 GMT -5
"Juan Ruben Rodriguez was shot at a party nearly 15 years ago, but Sandra Medina feels the pain of her son’s death as keenly today as if no time had passed.
Just the mention of her son’s name before a news conference at Homicide Survivors on Friday morning caused her to sob.
“To me it’s like it just happened yesterday,” Medina said. “We all make mistakes in life, but he was very loving and caring. He was a good kid. He was kind. He had a good heart.”
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about Anthony Seth Burroughs’ whereabouts, but Medina is organizing a series of fundraisers in the next few months with a goal of increasing the reward to $10,000.
Medina was joined at the news conference by one of her son’s three daughters, 15-year-old Myah Rodriguez.
“It was hard growing up without a dad,” Myah said. “I never really knew how it felt” to have a father.
Rodriguez, 19, was at a party on the west side April 30, 2000, when he got into a fight and was shot twice.
Burroughs was charged with first-degree murder, but fled the country immediately after the shooting, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Jennifer Rippey, who was assigned to the case last year.
Within 24 hours of the slaying, Burroughs fled to Mexico, returned to Tucson, flew from Phoenix to Los Angeles and went on to the Philippines, Rippey said. Burroughs’ mother is from the Philippines and he still has family there, but after 14 years, his whereabouts are unknown.
“He likely assumed a new identity. There’s no record of him after early May 2000,” Rippey said.
Burroughs still has family in Tucson and California.
At the time of the shooting, Burroughs was 21. He weighed about 200 pounds and stands 5-feet-7-inches tall. He has black hair and brown eyes and had several tattoos — the name “Adriana” on his chest, “Burroughs” on his back, “Hate” on his left arm and “Love” on his right arm. His birth date is March 13, 1979.
He also has a scar on his right foot, a gunshot wound from the night of the party.
Rodriguez was shot just before 4 a.m. at a party in the 1200 block of South Camino Santiago near West Starr Pass and South La Cholla boulevards.
About 200 people were at the party dancing and singing when “Tony and Ruben exchanged words and Tony fired,” Rippey said. She did not know if the men were acquaintances since Burroughs lived on Tucson’s east side and Rodriguez lived on the south side.
“Tony committed a homicide. He’s a violent individual,” Rippey said.
Online court records show Burroughs was found guilty of assault in 1998, and he had been found guilty multiple times in 1998 and 1999 of supplying alcohol to minors."
Thoughts? I also found a Facebook page dedicated to finding Anthony "Tony" Burroughs which is where I got the wanted poster from. I hope they don't mind but after seeing that I really wanted to bring this case to light on a national level. I'll say this- arguments aren't worth it. Sometimes it's best to let things go because you never know if the other guy has a gun, has a knife, etc. Walking away doesn't make you any less of a man- it makes you the better man. I'll also say this- NOTHING excuses what happened to Juan Rodriguez. He was a 19-year old kid that got into a verbal argument with someone at a party. It's not the first time that has ever happened with an adult of any age, and to a lose a life over such a thing is completely senseless. Burroughs is probably still in the Philipines in my opinion. But if you know where he is, anywhere in the world, you've got to do the right thing and call 88-Crime or the US Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2. Below is a larger picture of Burroughs which may help with recognition.
Admin Note #1: According to his U.S. Marshals Top 15 online wanted poster, anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony "Tony" Burroughs should contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office or call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications center at 1-800-336-0102.
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