Indiana murder suspect arrested in GlendalePosted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A man wanted in connection with a murder and an attempted murder in Indiana was arrested in Glendale Wednesday afternoon.
Lamario Emilio Delgado-Gonzalez, 19, was arrested by the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force, which is led by the U.S. Marshals Service, at a home near 99th Avenue and Camelback Road.
The U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday informed deputy U.S. marshals in Phoenix that Delgado-Gonzalez might be in the Valley.
The Phoenix deputies located the residence where they believed the alleged fugitive might be staying. Delgado-Gonzalez was seen entering the home about 4:45 p.m. and taken into custody without incident.
Delgado-Gonzalez was wanted by the East Chicago Police Department in Indiana in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy and critical wounding of an 18-year-old man.
Authorities believe the Feb. 17 shootings were part of a gang-related "drug rip" in which Delgado-Gonzalez and a fellow gang member contacted the victims under the guise of a drug deal and immediately began shooting into their vehicle in an attempt to rob them.
A warrant was issued for his arrest April 7.
Delgado-Gonzalez was booked into Glendale City Jail and is awaiting extradition to the midwest.
"We are glad to have been able to support our counterparts and their law enforcement partners from the Chicago area by apprehending Lamario Delgado-Gonzalez for the alleged violent crimes," U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said in a statement. "The nature of criminals and organized gangs is national and transnational. Law enforcement must also operate nationally and transnationally in order to effectively protect our communities."