Police Arrest 2 in Luxor Bombing Case - 8 News NOW

Police Arrest 2 in Luxor Bombing Case

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Police have arrested 32-year-old Omar Rueda-Denvers, who is from Panama. Police have arrested 32-year-old Omar Rueda-Denvers, who is from Panama.
Police also arrested 27-year-old Porfirro Durate-Herrera, a Nicaraguan. Police also arrested 27-year-old Porfirro Durate-Herrera, a Nicaraguan.
Surveillance photo of the suspect's car with time stamp. Surveillance photo of the suspect's car with time stamp.

Police have arrested two suspects in the bombing at the Luxor that killed 24-year-old Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio. 

Police arrested the two men on Thursday. Thirty-two-year-old Omar Rueda-Denvers, who is from Panama and 27-year-old Porfirro Durate-Herrera, a Nicaraugan. Police say both men are in the country illegally.

Metro held a late Friday morning news conference to discuss the arrests of the men. Police say the motive for the crime was a love triangle and domestic violence. They say that the victim was dating one of the suspect's former girlfriends. That girlfriend, who had previously dated Omar Rueda-Denvers, was the female employee he was with who witnessed the explosion.

Police say Rueda-Denvers had been kicked off the Luxor property several times in recent months for harassing the woman. Police say she had a child with Rueda-Denvers and would not let him see the child. He was most recently kicked off of the Luxor property two months ago.

Once Metro released pictures from the surveillance video on Thursday of the suspect car, the case took off. Metro says it belongs to Denvers ex-girlfriend, and he stole it that night.

Once that connection was made, Metro stopped Denvers at Pebble and Bermuda in his Mazada truck. Searching the truck led police to Herrera.

"This was a very cold calculated planned attack, and we are happy today to be able to have these two people under arrest and in custody," said Lt. Lew Roberts of Metro Homicide.

Denvers was arrested during the traffic stop, but Metro police searched the apartment where he lived on Rawhide. Police also searched Herrera's home near Eastern and Washington. Lt. Roberts says both places they collected evidence tying the two to the bombing. Police even found bomb making materials.

Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio was killed following an explosion in the upper level of the Luxor parking garage around 4 a.m. Monday morning. Police say that Dorantes Antonio noticed a cup on the roof of his car and when he went to remove it, it exploded.

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Thursday, Eyewitness News talked to Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio's older brother, Miguel. Both came to valley looking for work. Up until about two weeks ago, they even worked together at Nathan's World Famous Hot Dogs inside the Luxor.

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