US Prison Employee Arrested In Mexico For Van Nuys Killing

Marco Antonio Garcia, 31, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee fatally shot a man and injured another outside of a Los Angeles bar last weekend and then fled to Mexico before he was arrested.

The Los Angeles Police Department says Friday 31-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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Police say Garcia approached two men outside of a bar in Van Nuys Sept. 10, took out a handgun and fired multiple rounds. One man was killed and another was injured.

Investigators are still trying to determine a possible motive. They say Garcia fled to Mexico immediately after the shooting, where he was arrested.

A Bureau of Prisons spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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