EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A man who spent three years on the run after being charged in connection with a deadly southwestern Illinois shooting is in custody in Illinois after being captured in his native Mexico.
Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says 20-year-old Fernando Gallegos-Ochoa was returned to that county Tuesday night and is jailed without bond. Ochoa was captured in Mexico in February.
Ochoa is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm related to the August 2011 shooting in Pontoon Beach.
Gibbons says Ochoa is accused of fatally shooting Jesus Flores and wounding Luis Ortiz during a dispute outside a restaurant.
Online court records don’t show whether Ochoa has an attorney.