Suspect in Fatal San Jose Shooting Who Fled to Mexico Arrested


A man identified as a suspect in a fatal San Jose shooting in January is in custody after being extradited from Mexico.

Detectives investigating the Jan. 26 shooting of Cruz Ayala, 23, identified Miguel Munoz-Huerta as the suspect, Ayala was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound when officers found him just before 2 a.m. at South 10th Street and East William Street and he died after being taken to a hospital.

Mexican authorities arrested Munoz-Huerta on Tuesday and on Friday he was flown to San Francisco International Airport, where he was turned over to U.S. Marshals.

Munoz-Huerta was then taken into custody by San Jose homicide detectives and booked into Santa Clara County Jail for murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Isidro Bagon or Detective Juan Vallejo of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Information can be submitted anonymously at (408) 947-7867.

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