Murder suspect caught in Mexico

 Jehosua Ruvalcaba, of Downey, was arrested in Mexico on Aug. 16 and extradited to the United States. He is facing murder charges for a 2015 shooting death. (Photo courtesy of Downey police)

DOWNEY — A murder suspect linked to a fatal shooting in Downey has been arrested in Mexico after a four-year search.

Jehosua Ruvalcaba was the main suspect in the shooting death of 28-year-old Andrew Martin Rosales.

According to police, Ruvalcaba shot Rosales on Aug. 14, 2015, following an altercation with an acquaintance.

The shooting occurred near Paramount Boulevard and Stewart & Gray Road.

The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and an arrest warrant was issued but Ruvalcaba fled to Mexico before he could be arrested.

Ruvalcaba eluded capture despite two distinct tattoos: a pair of horns on the top of his head.

An anonymous tip in July helped Mexican police identify Ruvalcaba’s location. He was arrested Aug. 16 in Jalisco, Mexico and extradited to the United States.

He was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday at Downey Superior Court.

NewsEric Pierce