Man wanted in San Diego Good Samaritan killing captured

December 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican authorities have captured a man wanted in the death of a Good Samaritan who was gunned down after stopping to help an apparently stranded motorist on a Southern California freeway ramp.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Edson Acuna was taken into custody Tuesday and turned over to U.S. authorities.

He was wanted by San Diego police in connection with the Oct. 27 killing of Curtis Adams on the Interstate 15 ramp.

Authorities say Adams, a Navy steelworker based in Coronado, was with his girlfriend when he stopped to help a seemingly stranded driver. The 21-year-old was shot by someone in the car as he approached.

Acuna’s brother, Brandon Acuna, was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Edson also is expected to be charged with murder.

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