2002 murder suspect captured at Nogales border

2013-10-25T18:00:00Z 2013-10-25T18:04:13Z 2002 murder suspect captured at Nogales borderCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 25, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

A man wanted in connection with a 2002 slaying was arrested Friday by federal authorities at the Nogales port of entry.

Carlos Ulises Martinez, 30, was taken into custody after a records check, which revealed an arrest warrant for 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.

Moreno was shot after he got into a confrontation with Martinez who at the time was age 18.

Authorities believed Martinez had fled to Mexico.

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