A man suspected of fatally shooting another man during an argument in Las Vegas in December has been arrested in Northern California.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said it worked with the FBI to track down and arrest Andrew Gorman, 33, at a home in Happy Camp, near the Oregon border in Klamath National Forest.
Las Vegas police believe Gorman and Manuel Niceforo Cardenas, 33, were arguing the night of Dec. 11 in an alley off 13th Street, near the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Eastern Avenue. Gorman shot Cardenas multiple times, police said, and fled.
Cardenas died at University Medical Center. Police gave little information about the suspect at the time, saying only that the shooter was “mixed race.”
But the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said Gorman has been the subject of a continuous FBI manhunt since fleeing the Las Vegas Valley. The FBI, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Special Response Team, Major Crimes Unit and a California Highway Patrol helicopter unit searched for Gorman at several residential locations in Happy Camp.
Gorman was taken into custody without incident, police said, and Metro detectives went to California to investigate.
“This was a highly successful operation that led to the identification and arrest of a fugitive murder suspect without any injuries to the suspect or involved deputies, detectives, and officers,” Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said. “Interagency cooperation and the excellent working relationship with the involved local, state, and federal agencies also helped lead to the success achieved in this operation.”
Gorman was booked in the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka, Calif., and is being held without bail, police said. He may be extradited back to Southern Nevada after a court appearance.
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