A Chicago man who made the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list was charged Monday with first-degree murder. He also faces federal charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after his arrest Sunday at O’Hare International Airport.
Luis Macedo had been on the run for eight years and was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Mexican federal immigration officers in coordination with the FBI. Former FBI director James Comey had placed Macedo on the “Ten Most Wanted” list in 2016 with a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Macedo was charged for his alleged participation in the 2009 murder of 15-year-old Alex Arellano in the 3000-block of West 54th Place in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood. Arellano was beaten with baseball bats, shot, run over with a car and set on fire because he refused to “throw up a crown” for the Latin Kings gang, police said.
Four others have already been