SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A man who was working at a Santa Ana car dealership was recently turned over to the Salvadoran government for his alleged role in an assassination in El Salvador earlier this year.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday it had apprehended and were planning to deport Javier Gomez, 21, to El Salvador, where he will face charges related to the assignation of a prosecutor in March.
ICE, acting on a tip that Gomez was living with relatives in Southern California, found him washing cars at Santa Ana car dealership in June.
Gomez is accused of being one of several gunmen on motorcycles who assassinated the prosecutor. He is also reported to be a member of M-S 13, a violent street gang founded in Los Angeles by immigrants from El Salvador.