Mexican authorities arrested a reputed gang member Sunday in connection with the shooting death of a U.S. Marine outside a strip club earlier this year in San Bernardino, police said.
Arturo Perez Medina, 22, a U.S. Citizen, was found hiding in a home in Tijuana and taken into custody by Mexican Federal Police, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. He was booked on suspicion of murder in the death of Douglas Rivas-Rauda, police said.
In a statement, the Police Department said it hoped Perez Medina’s arrest would in some way bring “some peace and closure to Pfc. Rauda’s friends and family as well as to his Marine Corp family.”
The shooting occurred at 2:12 a.m. April 17 in the parking lot of Flesh Club Showgirls, in the 100 block of West Hospitality Lane.
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