Washington: Walter Yovany Gomez, one of the persons on Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted list has reportedly been arrested. The person was reportedly on the list of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted criminals list for the last four years. It is surprising that he was able to avoid the long hands of the law for the last four years. The person was reportedly wanted in connection with a 2011 murder in New Jersey.
The man, who is allegedly a New Jersey gang member, was reportedly arrested in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Officials claim that the man was wanted in the murder of Julio Matute in Plainfield, New Jersey in May 2011. Officials claim that the alleged murder was part of an elaborate initiation into the international criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).
Thankfully, Walter Yovani Gomez arrest was without any security issue. The FBI said that Gomez was arrested without incident. The bureau is crediting public assistance for his apprehension.
According to FBI, Gomez was wanted for his alleged involvement in a gang killing in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 8, 2011. According to the FBI, he is a member of the MS-13 gang and he, along with another gang member, attacked and killed a man who was “suspected of socializing with a rival gang and had been ordered to be killed by MS-13 leaders”. Gomez is a Honduran citizen who was in the U.S. illegally.
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FBI has credited members of the public for his arrest. “The apprehension of Walter Yovany Gomez is a prime example of the close coordination between the vigilant public and the hard working men and women of law enforcement,” stated Timothy Gallagher, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Division. “Gomez will now stand trial for his alleged involvement in a brutal murder which took a young man from his family.”
Reports suggest thatFBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Gang Unit, and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force coordinated the local search and arrest of Gomez, who will remain in custody pending extradition proceedings. The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in March of 1950. Since then, 514 fugitives have been placed on the list, and 482 (to include Gomez) have been apprehended or located; 161 of them as a result of citizen cooperation. Gomez was the 513th person to be placed on the list.