A Fugitive Warrant, also referred to as a Fugitive From Justice Warrant, is a special type of arrest warrant issued in one jurisdiction that authorizes law enforcement to take into custody a person who has fled to another jurisdiction to avoid prosecution or punishment.

The Fugitive Warrant is a legal mechanism used to detain a suspected fugitive until the other state picks him or her up.

In California, Fugitive Warrants are issued by a California magistrate based on a verified (or unverified) complaint or an affidavit of a credible person from another state. (California Penal Code Section 1551). In an unverified complaint, the complaint must charge that the accused is a fugitive from justice because the person has been charged with or convicted of a crime in another state, has escaped from confinement or has violated the conditions of his or her bail, probation, or parole. A verified complaint need only charge that the person committed a crime in another state or was convicted. (California Penal Code Section 1551).

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Mar 27, 2022 and last updated 6:35 AM, Mar 27, 2022
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — For Jesse Nunez serving warrants isn’t anything new.

“My total time is just under twenty years," he said. "It’s rewarding. We get to deal with a lot of different people [and there’s] a lot of different areas of travel. It’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had.”

While asking witnesses for tips to track down a suspect, you’d never know he was shot on the job just a day ago.

“It’s more of a superficial injury. It hit the basic cartilage but it’s not going to deter me from doing my job," said Nunez.

While he was working to serve a warrant to a suspect— he says he and his partner ran into trouble with the suspect’s friend.

“It was kind of a dark lit area— he went to the attic area. He grabbed a firearm [and] came back into the area where we were trying to get to us to help his friend out and at that point, a struggle ensued and he shot me,” said Nunez.

It’s the first time he’s been shot on the job— but this isn’t the first time he’s been in a situation like this has happened. Last year his partner was shot on the job.

Luckily, Nunez said he’s ok.

“It’s kind of like if you get in a car accident — just because you get in a car accident it usually doesn’t deter you from driving again,” he said.

Despite it all, he said he knows his work is making a difference.

“What we’re able to do is help people by either educating them by getting them back to court so that way they don’t have to go to jail or if they choose to ultimately run and hide we’re able to get people into court so they can at least deal with their court problems that they have found themselves in.”

Nunez said he isn’t planning on giving it up anytime soon.