Commerce City man arrested on Mexican homicide charge

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DENVER — U.S. Marshals arrested a Commerce City man who is wanted in connection with a homicide that happened in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Samuel Marrufo-Ruiz, 54, was arrested at his home Wednesday morning, said US Marshals Service spokesman Rodney Robinson.

An arrest warrant for Marrufo-Ruiz was issued in April. He will be extradited to Mexico to face charges, Robinson said.

Marrufo-Ruiz is a lawful permanent resident of the US. He moved to the US after the alleged homicide, which happened in September 2007.

According to Robinson, the victim and his family were in a “brawl” with Marrufo-Ruiz and his family.

Marrufo-Ruiz then shot the victim “twice at point blank range,” killing him, Robinson said. He also fired six or more times at the victim’s son, but no one else was injured.

The U.S. Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offenders Task Force comprises Deputy United States Marshals, Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers and the Diplomatic Security Service.

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