- Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California authorities have arrested a man on the top of Santa Rosa’s list of most wanted criminals after a 12-year search.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2moHtgg ) that the suspect was arrested Wednesday at a rural residence outside Redding. The arrest was a joint effort between Santa Rosa detectives, FBI agents and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was wanted for the Jan. 15, 2005 shooting death of 27-year-old Semere Girmai, of Santa Rosa. Police say the shooting was an execution-style slaying. The shooting was allegedly motivated by a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution feud between the men, who had gang ties.

After his arrested on Wednesday, the man initially gave a fake name before eventually admitting to being on the run all these years.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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