Tempe police arrest Los Angeles homicide suspect

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police officers arrested a man wanted in a 2009 homicide in Los Angeles.

At approximately 3:19 a.m. Thursday, officers made a traffic stop near Broadway and Rural roads and made contact with both occupants in the vehicle. 

According to Tempe police Sgt. Steve Carbajal, one of the occupants provided an identification card, which displayed a faded picture that did not appear to match the individual.

Carbajal said while officers were working to verify the man's identity, he fled but was quickly apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

The suspect, later identified as Daryl Anthony Sconiers, 27, was booked into Tempe City Jail on a charge of possession of stolen credit cards, which were located during the traffic stop.

As the investigation continued, officers discovered that Sconiers was being sought by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with a home invasion robbery/homicide that occurred on March 26, 2009. The victim, Brian Thomas Caufield, 31, was found handcuffed and shot multiple times.

Sconiers was held on the outstanding homicide warrant.

The second occupant of the vehicle is not facing charges at this time.

"In this case, great police work led to the arrest of a violent robbery and homicide suspect, assuring that he won't have the opportunity to commit additional crimes -- in Tempe or any other community," said Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff.