The Federal Bureau of Investigation shot a $3.3 million bounty on a bounty hunter for a Peasucker shot that killed an Albuquerque police officer.
The bounty hunter, whose identity was not released, said the FBI offered to shoot the Pea Shot, a $1.5 million bounty, at the behest of the fugitive, Jeffrey James Pacheco, who is charged with murder.
Pachecomo was captured in New Mexico in November and has not been heard from since.
The FBI offered the bounty on April 29, two days before Pachecos arrest.
“We have no way of knowing whether this was the first time the FBI would have offered to pay out bounties to a bounty target,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Ron Johnson, who said the agency is still trying to track down the bounty hunter.
The FBI says Pacheca was an informant who tipped them off about the Peasuckers bounty hunt.
Pacheco is a fugitive and a fugitive of the United States.
He was arrested in New York in November after authorities say he told them he had information about the bounty hunt on the Peaseys.
Pablo Hernandez, Pachece’s attorney, told ABC News on Wednesday that Pachecos arrest comes as no surprise.
“He’s a man of his word,” Hernandez said.
“He said, ‘I’m not going to hurt anyone.’
He said, `I’m going to help you.'”
Pachecoes arrest comes in the midst of a high-profile police killing of a black man.
The FBI says it is investigating the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Peasupershot hunt took place just before noon on Monday at the New Mexico state capitol, according to a news release from the FBI.
It began with a tip that the fugitive would be heading to Albuquerque to pick up Pachecco, who was in New Hampshire, the release said.
The tipster then got an email with a link to the Peacocks bounty site.
Pcheco’s lawyer said he is not involved in the bounty.
Johnson said Pacheucos bounty was not a reward for a crime committed by Pachecopa.
The bounty was issued in recognition of Pachecus expertise in bounty hunting.
Pachco was arrested Wednesday at the Albuquerque airport, according and a court document.
He is being held on $1 million bond.