ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Over three weeks after a man was murdered in Arlington, police found and arrested the suspect 1,400 miles away in California.
Antonio Garcia, 27, was arrested in Los Angeles for the murder of Cedric Dawkins by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Task Force and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
Around 1 a.m. Jan. 1, Arlington police located Dawkins lying in his apartment in the 2300 block of Streambed Court with multiple gunshot wounds. The 29-year old man was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
Following his murder, Arlington detectives quickly identified Garcia as the suspect and worked with federal authorities to track his whereabouts.MORE NEWS: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
The Arlington Police Department is currently working on the extradition of Garcia back to Tarrant County.