Feds Capture Alleged Gang Member on 'Most Wanted' List

MS-13 gang member Walter Yovany Gomez was captured after a four-year manhunt

MS-13 gang member Walter Yovany Gomez was captured after a four-year manhunt

The FBI has arrested one of its "10 Most Wanted" fugitives, a man sought in the brutal MS-13 gang-related murder of a New Jersey man back in 2011.

Gomez was added to the most-needed rundown in April of this current year, and was the main figure to have assumed a part in Matute's demise who had not been indicted.

"Gomez will now stand trial for his alleged involvement in a brutal murder which took a young man from his family", Special Agent Timothy Gallagher said in a statement.

The office said that Walter Yovany Gomez was caught without occurrence in Virginia Friday evening, over six years after his asserted association in a murder in a Plainfield, New Jersey, home. The victim was suspected of socializing with a rival gang and had been ordered to be killed by MS-13 leaders.

Gomez is being held in Virginia, awaiting extradition to New Jersey where he was indicted.

Gomez struck the victim in the head several times with an aluminum baseball bat, then slashed him in the throat with a knife and stabbed him 17 times in the back with a screwdriver, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Gomez is being charged with a violent crime in aid of racketeering.

Gomez - a Honduran citizen who was in the US illegally - was placed on the most-wanted list in April 2017. MS-13 gang members are believed to have ferried Gomez to Maryland after the murder.

A $100,000 reward had been offered for the arrest of Gomez, who was considered armed and risky.

"The apprehension of Walter Yovany Gomez is a prime example of the close coordination between the vigilant public and the hard working men and women of law enforcement", Gallagher said.

President Trump condemned MS-13 in an appearance in July on Long Island where 17 murders have been attributed to the gang since January 1, 2016. "They rape and they rob", Trump said.