Hector Padilla
Hector Padilla. Photo courtesy of the Reno Police Department

A 40-year-old man wanted in connection with a homicide in Reno, Nevada was arrested in Southern California on Wednesday, authorities said.

Hector Padilla had previously been named a suspect in the case, according to Reno police.

Padilla was arrested about 1:40 p.m. by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department‘s Lakewood Station, where he was being held without bail, according to sheriff’s online jail records.

Padilla was taken into custody in Paramount, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Padilla is suspected in the April 14 killing of 41-year-old Seth Lucas, whose girlfriend found him on the floor of their home, suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to his left side, according to Reno police.

Detectives were dispatched from Nevada to extradite Padilla back to that state, where he is expected to be booked into the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

— City News Service

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