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Gang member wanted in East Chicago arrested in Arizona

Updated: June 10, 2014 7:12AM



PHOENIX — A man wanted in Northwest Indiana in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager three months ago has been arrested in Arizona.

The U.S. Marshals Service said 19-year-old Lamario Delgado-Gonzalez was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Ariz.

Federal authorities say Delgado-Gonzalez is wanted for murder and attempted murder in East Chicago.

Delgado-Gonzalez was charged in April in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy and the wounding of an 18-year-old man but he fled Indiana before he could be arrested.

Authorities said Delgado-Gonzalez is a documented member of an Indiana street gang and the Feb. 17 shootings allegedly were part of a drug-related robbery attempt.

A warrant for Delgado-Gonzalez’s arrest was issued April 7 out of Lake County. He is awaiting extradition.



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