Suspect in New Jersey slaying arrested in Northern Virginia

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

An MS-13 gang member on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list has been captured in Virginia after a four-year manhunt, authorities announced Saturday.

Authorities found Gomez living in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 20 miles away from Washington D.C., and arrested him on Friday following a well-coordinated investigation and help from the public.

Walter Yovany Gomez is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Plainfield, New Jersey, in May 2011.

The FBI says that Gomez is an individual from the MS-13 pack that has as of late gotten new examination after President Donald Trump pledged to get serious about the universal gathering as a feature of his organization's movement strategies, following more than twelve posse related murders on Long Island.

According to the FBI, Gomez and another man befriended Matute and spent an evening partying at his house before attacking him as he was preparing to leave for work the next morning. Gomez and the co-conspirator allegedly struck Matute in the head with a baseball bat, sliced his throat, and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver, apparently because Matute was suspected of socializing with a rival gang. The casualty was in the sights of MS-13 since he was accepted to have associated with an opponent gathering, the eighteenth Street Gang, at a bar.

The FBI has said earlier that Gomez was trying to become a full-fledged member of the local branch of the transnational gang when the killing happened.

Gomez - a Honduran citizen who was in the US illegally - was placed on the most-wanted list in April 2017.

Gomez, also known as Cholo, had not been seen in New Jersey since around the time of the murder.

MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have been named in connection to hundreds of murders across the United States since they first infiltrated Los Angeles in 1980, coming from Central American countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

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