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Denison drive-by shooting suspect nabbed in Mexico

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Antonio Prado is escorted to the Grayson County Jail after being extradited from Mexico. (KTEN) Antonio Prado is escorted to the Grayson County Jail after being extradited from Mexico. (KTEN)
Five-year-old Kason Powell was killed in a drive-by shooting in Denison on November 19, 2017. (Courtesy) Five-year-old Kason Powell was killed in a drive-by shooting in Denison on November 19, 2017. (Courtesy)
Antonio Prado was arrested for capital murder in connection with the drive-by shooting that killed one child and wounded another in Denison on November 9, 2017.  (Denison PD/KTEN) Antonio Prado was arrested for capital murder in connection with the drive-by shooting that killed one child and wounded another in Denison on November 9, 2017. (Denison PD/KTEN)
Ryan Clay (left) and Sabrina Nino are charged with capital murder. (Grayson County Jail) Ryan Clay (left) and Sabrina Nino are charged with capital murder. (Grayson County Jail)

DENISON, Texas -- Nearly two years after a drive-by shooting in Denison that left a five-year-old boy dead and his older brother seriously wounded, U.S. Marshals have arrested a third suspect.

Antonio Prado, 19, was taken into custody on Tuesday after being tracked down by Mexican authorities, Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith said in a written statement.  Prado was returned to Grayson County on Wednesday morning.

Five-year-old Kason Powell and his 11-year-old brother ZaQuavian Fisher were inside a residence in the 1700 block of West Elm Street when gunshots from outside the house struck them on November 19, 2017.

Investigators said they were the innocent victims of a drug deal that went wrong.

"My kids were friends with the kids," said neighbor Lorinda Lillie.

She and others were on edge in the days following the fatal gunfire.

"That was the scary part when he was loose, was when all the people were coming by and you didn't really know," Lillie said.

But now the Denison neighborhood is relieved after Prado's capture.

"I thought they did a good job on that in finding him," Lillie said. "I thought honestly, me and my son had talked about it not long actually, because he lived here and was friends with them and we thought it wasn't going to happen. We thought he would never get caught."

Prado was found in Mexico, where is believed to have traveled shortly after the shooting. Police said he has family south of the border.

"No matter where you go, no matter what you do, it's important for people to know that law enforcement will find you. They'll apprehend you. And they'll bring you to justice," District Attorney Smith said. "That is certainly a good feeling. It's one step closer to bringing closure to the family."

Prado, a Sherman resident, joins co-defendants Sabrina Nino and Ryan Clay who were arrested two months after the crime and were later indicted on capital murder charges.

"The opportunity for the family to receive some justice is a big deal," said Denison police Chief Mike Gudgel. "To see this go through the justice system and hopefully in the justice system's favor is something we look forward to going through."

This case, however, still has a way to go before a verdict is reached. Assistant District Attorney Kerrye Ashmore said an arraignment and discovery period lie ahead of Prado's trial.

"It will not be as quickly as we would like, but I think it will move along fairly speedily," he said.

Bond for Prado was set at $1 million. No trial date has been set.

KTEN.com editor Walt Zwirko contributed to this report.

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