2002 murder suspect captured at Nogales border

2013-10-26T00:00:00Z 2013-10-26T00:07:58Z 2002 murder suspect captured at Nogales borderArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

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.

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