Crime & Courts

Man wanted in 10-year-old Wichita homicide arrested at U.S.-Mexico border

A man wanted in connection with a 10-year-old homicide in Wichita was arrested as he was entering the U.S. in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Rogelio Reyes, 29, is wanted in connection with the death of Avelino Galvez in late September of 2007 at 1610 E. Lincoln, Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile said. Galvez, 25, was shot after pulling into a QuikTrip parking lot.

Reyes, a U.S. citizen living in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sedgwick County sheriff’s Lt. Lin Dehning.

Reyes was turned over to the El Paso Police Department and is awaiting extradition.

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