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Bike-Riding Suspect Arrested in Fatal Vegas Street Shooting

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A man who allegedly shot and killed another man hours after the pair fought in a Las Vegas neighborhood back in March was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month, according to police.

Andres Garcia-Leal was arrested while attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico at a Calixico, Calif. border station on April 11, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.

Garcia-Leal, 19, was identified as a suspect in the March 4 killing of Jordan Eugene Taitano on the 600 block of East Twain Avenue.

Investigators said Taitano, 42, and Garcia-Leal got into a physical altercation that morning near the eventual scene of the shooting. About 12 hours later, police said a disguised Garcia-Leal rode up to Taitano on a bicycle and fatally shot him.

Garcia-Leal was returned to Las Vegas and was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on murder and drug possession charges.

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