A man wanted in connection with a 2002 Tucson slaying was arrested Friday by federal authorities at the Nogales port of entry.
Carlos U. Martinez, 30, was taken into custody when a records check revealed an arrest warrant in the March 3, 2002, slaying of Francisco G. Moreno.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the first-degree murder warrant and took custody of Martinez, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in a news release.
Martinez, who was featured in “Tucson’s Most Wanted,” was linked to the shooting death of Moreno, 21, at a southwest-side apartment complex in the 5600 block of South Midvale Park Road.
Authorities said Moreno was shot after he got into a confrontation with Martinez, who was 18 at the time.
Authorities said they believed Martinez had fled to Mexico.