TRENTON, NJ -- A 28-year-old man wanted in Puerto Rico in connection with a 2016 shooting that left two dead and several others injured was arrested Friday, and members of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office played a role, according to Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler.

In a statement Tuesday Kemler announced that a U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested 28-year-old fugitive Jonathan Aviles-Alers on the eastern shore of Virginia.

The suspect, who allegedly fled to the Trenton area after the shooting was placed on the FBI's "Most Wanted List." 

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“Our joint efforts with the U. S. Marshals play a major role in capturing violent fugitives both near and far,” stated Kemler.

The arrest was a multi-jurisdictional joint effort between U.S. Marshals task forces in the northeast, which included the New York/New Jersey-Trenton Division, staffed by detectives from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, along with Virginia's Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, and the Norfolk Fugitive Unit.

Aviles-Alers has been turned over to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and is pending extradition to Puerto Rico. 

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