A fugitive reportedly has turned himself in by way of the Dallas Police Department – Northeast Division Facebook page.

Social media’s impact on our police force is significant and often interesting. We even wrote a story about that last January. But this is a new one.

Augustin Gonzalez, wanted for a 2010 shooting, had fled to Mexico. Over the weekend Gonzalez posted on the Northeast Division (Lake Highlands/part of East Dallas)— Dallas Police page that he wished to surrender but he was in Mexico.

Police told the Fort Worth Star Telegram they negotiated Gonzalez’ surrender via the social network.

The fugitive turned himself in Friday night at a border patrol station.