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."
“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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