PATERSON, NJ - A 27-year-old Paterson man wanted in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Francisco Maldanado, also known as Jose R. Cabrera, has been arrested, according to a law enforcement.

In a Sunday statement Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that the suspect, Ubaldo Nunez, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents as he attempted to re-enter the United States on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Newark. Nunez, according to the report, fled to the Domincian Republic soon after the incident and remained a fugitive for the past four years.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Marshals continued to provide assistance to Passaic County law enforcement authorities, while the suspect remained at large, ultimately leading to his capture.

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Nunez is accused in the March 24, 2015 in which he allegedly walked by the victim and another male-individual standing in the area of 780 East 19th Street and fired several shots at them. Maldonado was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries a short time later.

Nunez is currently in custody at the Passaic County Jail. 

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or to contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-3211120

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