Fugitive wanted in Southern California killing found working as dishwasher in Salt Lake City

The Associated Press
May 15, 2014 09:37 PM

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Police say a Southern California fugitive sought since last summer in the shooting death of a man ambushed outside an apartment building has been arrested in Utah.

Redondo Beach police said in a statement that on Thursday the FBI in Salt Lake City arrested Erick Ortega, the third suspect in the June, 2013 shooting death of 38-year-old Bobby Darren Reynolds.

The two other suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting but police had been seeking Ortega, and on Tuesday had held a news conference offering up to $10,000 for his capture and prosecution.

The next day Redondo Beach police received an anonymous tip that a man matching his description was working as a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant in Salt Lake.

Police notified the FBI, who arrested Ortega.


© Coast Reporter
Coast Reporter

Email to a Friend

Close

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL

Should the SCRD take a lead role in funding and implementing the agricultural area plan?

or  view results

Popular Coast Reporter

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.