WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — A 38-year-old man suspected in a 1994 murder in West Covina was arrested over the weekend.

Ricardo Cardenas was taken into custody by authorities in Zapopan, located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, and deported to the United States on Saturday, West Covina police said.

Cardenas is accused of killing Homayun Aimaq on Aug. 8, 1994, at a home in the 1100 block of Lark Ellen.

Police said Cardenas opened fire during an argument with the victim over the previous sale of a vehicle.

“Mr. Cardenas was captured due to the combined effort of several local and federal agencies who worked in conjunction with Mexican authorities. I am pleased to see our agencies working together to hold Mr. Cardenas accountable for the homicide,” West Covina Police Chief Dave Faulkner said.

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