Suspect in 2001 Arizona killing arrested in Mexico

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 8:22 PM
Suspect in 2001 Arizona killing arrested in Mexico

A suspect wanted in the 2001 shooting death of an Arizona teenager has been arrested in Mexico.

U.S. Marshals say 34-year-old Max Montijo-LaMadrid was taken into custody Tuesday in Hermosillo, Sonora.

Authorities say he was able to avoid capture for almost nine years by assuming another identity and moving frequently around his native Mexico.

Montijo-LaMadrid was wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in the killing of 16-year-old Tanee Natividad, of Tucson. She was shot in the head outside a fast-food restaurant on Nov. 18, 2001.

Authorities say Montijo-LaMadrid was seeking revenge for a friend who was killed earlier and mistakenly thought the assailant was in the same car as Natividad.