Authorities arrested a murder suspect near the border early Friday after being notified that he may be headed for Mexico.
The California Highway Patrol intercepted the suspect, wanted in connection with a shooting late Thursday in San Jose, at 7:36 a.m., according to CHP information officer Jesse Matias.
That was less than a half hour after the CHP’s Border Communications Center received word from the San Jose Police Department that the suspect’s vehicle had been located in the San Diego area and that he may be bound for the border.
The on-duty San Diego CHP sergeant who located the suspect spotted him on southbound Interstate 5, approximately 100 yards north of the Port of Entry.
The sergeant initiated an enforcement stop with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and the group took the suspect into custody without incident, Matias said.
San Jose police asked to take custody of both the suspect and suspect vehicle, which were transported to the CHP San Diego Area office until authorities could arrive from Northern California.
The CHP didn’t release the suspect’s name, but OnScene.TV identified him as Jose Rosas and said police had traced him to San Diego via his cell phone.
KTVU in the Bay Area said the shooting left a 27-year-old mother of two dead and another man wounded. They described the suspect as her ex-boyfriend.