A quadruple-homicide suspect has been apprehended in Riverside after a 12-year manhunt, authorities announced Friday.
Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, one of the Los Angeles Police Department's most-wanted fugitives, was taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in the 3500 block of Farnham Place (map), the U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release.
Neighbor Dulce Rodriguez said residents were told to go inside and lock their doors.
"We had some ... SWAT members going into my friend's backyard with guns drawn," Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez, who used the alias Juan Carlos Campos Gamino, had been living under an assumed identity for at least five years, the release said.
He was transported to Los Angeles for booking after being apprehended by members of the Marshal Service's Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, and will be scheduled for arraignment at a later date, officials said.
The suspect had disappeared shortly after being indicted in 2003 for four counts of homicide and two counts of attempted homicide, the Marshals Service said.
At the time he was charged, Rodriguez was allegedly second in command of the Toonerville street gang.
The gang was led by Timothy McGhee, who was formerly on the Marshal Service's 15 most-wanted list, according to the agency. McGhee is suspected of killing at least 12 people between 1997 and 2001, and in 2007 was convicted of three murders, authorities said.