Paterson NJ police and federal law enforcement recently apprehended a man accused of committing a murder in Puerto Rico.
The suspect is a 25-year-old man from Puerto Rico. He allegedly murdered someone in Puerto Rico in the summer of 2015 and then fled the island before police could capture him. According to authorities, the suspect shot and killed a man during the violent criminal incident.
The U.S. Marshals Service has been tracking the suspect but could not locate him until recently. Detectives with the Paterson Police Department were conducting a sting operation when they learned that the suspect was hiding out at a residence on Redwood Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson NJ police contacted the US Marshals Service and both law enforcement agencies then worked together to capture the suspect, who was reportedly hiding out in a second-floor apartment.
Police officers also nabbed four other people who were reportedly wanted on active arrest warrants.
Federal authorities are working with Paterson police and Passaic County prosecutors to extradite the suspect from New Jersey to Puerto Rico. When the suspect returns to Puerto Rico, he will face criminal charges for murder and various weapons offenses.
While the suspect awaits extradition, he is being held at the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, New Jersey.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Fugitive Sought in Connection with Island Murder Captured in Paterson.”