Murder Suspect Caught at San Ysidro Border Crossing

Francisco Orozco, 22, was wanted in connection to an NYE killing in Chino

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    A man wanted in connection with a New Year’s Eve murder was captured trying to cross into San Diego from Mexico last weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP.)

    According to CBP, 22-year-old Francisco Orozco, a U.S. citizen and Los Angeles resident, tried to cross into the U.S. on foot through the San Ysidro port of entry on Sunday.

    CBP officers discovered Orozco was wanted for a shooting in Chino that killed one man and seriously injured another.

    Orozco was taken into custody and turned over to the Chino Police Department. Two other men had already been arrested in connection with the murder, according to the city of Chino.

    California CBP officers apprehended 22 outstanding suspects at the border last weekend, including 42-year-old Juan Morales Companioni, a Cuban citizen wanted for felony larceny in Arizona. Officers also seized more than $3 million worth of drugs, according to officials.

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