Man Wanted In 1999 Shooting Arrested By Federal Agents At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — Federal agents at Los Angeles International Airport arrested a man who was on the LAPD’s “most wanted” list for allegedly shooting two people 12 years ago in Los Angeles, authorities announced Friday.

Richard James Kim, a 33-year-old United States citizen, was taken into custody Thursday as he arrived on a flight from Korea, said Jaime Ruiz of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers had searched law enforcement databases, and learned that Kim had an arrest warrant obtained by the Los Angeles Police Department, Ruiz said.

Kim allegedly shot two people in a gang-related dispute in 1999, Ruiz said, adding that two alleged accomplices who were juveniles at the time of the crime were previously arrested.

Kim was placed in the custody of the LAPD.


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