One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, who was accused of a 2011 killing in New Jersey, was arrested in Virginia, authorities said.
Walter Gomez was arrested without incident in Virginia on Friday evening, the FBI said.
The FBI says Gomez and a co-conspirator in Plainfield struck Julio Matute in the head with a bat, sliced his throat and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver because he was suspected of socializing with a rival gang. The co-conspirator was convicted in the slaying.
The FBI had offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Gomez.
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“Tips all along had generated interest in the Washington, D.C., area and a tip from the general public placed him in northern Virginia,” said Tim Gallagher, FBI Newark Director.
Gomez is expected to be extradited to Newark,