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New Mexico fugitive arrested in Apache Junction

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Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:08 pm | Updated: 11:13 am, Thu Oct 21, 2010.

A man wanted on suspicion of murder in New Mexico was arrested at a home in Apache Junction by U.S. Marshals from its violent offender task force on Monday.

Victor Gortoriz, 25, who had been on the run for eight months after he fled Albuquerque, was arrested at a home near Apache Trail and Ironwood Drive on Monday afternoon, according to information from the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Phoenix.

In February, a warrant was issued by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office for Gortoriz charging him with homicide following an argument with two men. The altercation turned physical, and police suspect Gortoriz and an accomplice shot and killed one of the men and wounded another man, according to information from the Bernalillo sheriff’s office.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office in Albuquerque had recently learned that Gortorize was staying at his mother’s home in Apache Junction.

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