A 17-year-old boy wanted in a 2013 fatal shooting in Visalia and a stabbing that happened in the city five months later has been arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol as he tried to re-enter the United States from Mexico, the Visalia Police Department said Wednesday.
The boy, whose name was not released, was suspected of fatally shooting Moses Sandoval in the 2600 block of South Chinowth Street on Aug. 4, 2013. The boy was identified as being involved, but investigators were unable to track him down.
The same boy was identified as the suspect in a stabbing that happened on Jan. 29, 2014, at Victor Court and Linwood Street in Visalia. An arrest warrant for attempted murder was issued but the boy was believed to have fled to Mexico.
On. Oct. 25, the Border Patrol detained the boy on the attempted murder warrant as he tried to cross back into the U.S. Visalia police questioned the boy Wednesday on both the stabbing and shooting, and booked him at Tulare County Juvenile Hall on both homicide and attempted murder charges, along with gang enhancement related to the shooting, police said.