Suspected police killer captured |

Suspected police killer captured

DENVER ” A man suspected of shooting and killing a police detective and wounding his colleague last month has been captured in Mexico, ending an extensive manhunt that also stretched to California, Denver police said Saturday.

Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, fled Denver after the shooting of Donald Young, 43, while the detective was providing security for a private celebration of a baptism early May 8, police said. Gomez had reported for work for his job as a dishwasher hours after the shooting but didn’t report for another shift after that, his employer has said.

Detective John H. Bishop, 35, was wounded but was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived.

The officers were off-duty but in uniform when they were ambushed from behind, police said.

Gomez’s car was found behind a Los Angeles home days later, and more than 200 officers began searching the area for him. A reward for information leading to his capture grew to $100,000.

Authorities also alerted authorities in Mexico and along the border.

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