- Associated Press - Monday, March 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has detained a California fugitive wanted in connection with a 2016 homicide near the historic Cannery Row waterfront in Monterey.

Hidalgo state prosecutors say in a statement that the 21-year-old suspect was arrested in Tizayuca, about halfway between the state capital of Pachuca and Mexico City.

It identified him by the initials J.L.M., as is standard practice in Mexico, and said Monday that he had fled California in November. The victim was identified as R.M.

According to KSBW-TV of Monterey, Raul Melendez was shot dead in a Cannery Row parking garage Nov. 23. The station said Jorge Luis Mendoza, an alleged gang member from Salinas, was wanted in the killing.

KSBW quoted local police in December as saying it was the first Cannery Row area homicide since 1991.

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