Suspect in Albert Lea Shooting Death Waives Extradition in Iowa, Will be Returned to Freeborn County

The man arrested for allegedly shooting and killing another man south of Albert Lea last week waived extradition Tuesday in a hearing at the Hancock County Courthouse.

With the action, 32 year old Ben Moreno is expected to be returned to the custody of Freeborn County in the near future, where he will face charges.

Moreno was arrested on Thursday in rural Forest City, about two days after the alleged shooting of 45 year old Juan Vasquez Jr. outside of a house south of Albert Lea.

Vasquez died at the scene and authorities said Moreno fled in a pickup that was at the residence.

Authorities last week said he was arrested at a house in Forest City, Iowa, in coordination with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple criminal charges are forthcoming.