Man wanted in river shooting captured in Washington state
A man wanted in connection with the shooting of a woman at the Carson River on June 12 has been captured in Washington state, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.
Miguel Barajas-Zarate, 31, was arrested on his way to a casino, Furlong said.
Carson City investigators have been in Washington since last week after receiving tips that Barajas-Zarate may be with family there.
On June 12, Barajas-Zarate allegedly shot Ashley Fortune, 21, in the stomach and then beat her with a rock in retaliation for an alleged theft. He left her for dead, according to investigators, and she was found two hours later by a passerby.
The woman initially lied about her identity because of a warrant she had, but the following day when confronted by investigators revealed she was Fortune.
More details on the Barajas-Zarate’s arrest will be available in Thursday’s Nevada Appeal