A man who is a suspect in a 2006 murder case has been charged after he fled the country and spent years on the run.
Dimas Luna, 46, has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Herber Felipe Hernandez Sucup, 21, and the malicious wounding of another man on Sept. 13, 2006, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
Following years of investigation and help from several other agencies, Luna was extradited to the United States and taken into custody by Chesterfield County Police at Dulles International Airport on Jan. 21, according to the Chesterfield Observer.
Shortly after 2 a.m. in September 2006, police responded to a report of a suspicious situation at a convenience store near the intersection of Route 1 and Dundas Road in Chesterfield, Virginia, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
Officers found the victim, identified as Hernandez Sucup, dead at the scene, according to the Chesterfield Observer.
Officers followed a blood trail and located another shooting victim in front of Falling Creek Apartments, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and survived, according to the Chesterfield Observer.
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Detectives determined the shooting happened in the 6000 block of Cricklewood Drive in North Chesterfield and identified the shooting suspect as Luna, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
Police obtained warrants for murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, but they were unable to locate Luna, who ultimately fled the country, according to the Chesterfield Observer.
In March 2018, detectives obtained indictments for Luna for first-degree murder, malicious wounding, shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
Authorities began pursuing Luna’s extradition from Guatemala, where he was then found, according to the Chesterfield Observer.
Luna is now being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond, the Chesterfield Observer reported.
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