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SoCal Fugitive Tracked Down & Arrested In Coral Gables

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Edgar Alvarez was arrested in Coral Gables in connection with a 2006 murder in Southern California. (CBS4)

Edgar Alvarez was arrested in Coral Gables in connection with a 2006 murder in Southern California. (CBS4)

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CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – A fugitive wanted for murder in California was arrested in Coral Gables Wednesday, the FBI said.

Edgar Alvarez, 33, was wanted for the shooting death of Emeon Hernandez inside a restaurant in Moreno Valley, California, on December 29, 2006.

A spokesperson for the FBI in Los Angeles said Alvarez was arrested at a home on Majorca Ave. and Pizarro St.

CBS 4 was there as the man was placed in the back of an SUV and driven away.

When asked about the allegations against him, Alvarez remained stone faced and silent.

Another man was arrested with him. He did not address the media either.

On January 4, 2007, a no bail felony warrant was issued in Riverside County, California charging Alvarez with murder, according to a press release issued by the FBI.

Investigators said they developed information that indicated Alvarez fled to Mexico before returning to the states and living in places like Nevada, Tennessee and Florida.

The FBI said they learned Alvarez was in the Miami area during the last month.

The Coral Gables Police Department and the United States Secret Service assisted in the operation.

Law enforcement in California worked the case over the years and the FBI’s South Florida Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force participated in the arrest.

Alvarez will be transported to California in the near future, the FBI said.

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