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Suspect in 2015 Topeka death arrested in Mexico

September 21, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a suspect in a 2015 homicide in Topeka has been arrested in Mexico.

The Marshals Service announced Thursday that 25-year-old Fernando Diaz, a known gang member, was booked into jail in Texas after his arrest.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Diaz is wanted for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Christopher Galvan, who died three days after he was found shot in a car on July 27, 2015.

Diaz fled the state after a warrant for his arrest was issued in August 2015.

Diaz was booked into the Harris County Jail in Texas, where he will be held until he can be extradited to Shawnee County.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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