The FBI Thursday sought public help to find a fugitive wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a man in Bellflower in January of 2019.
Marco Antonio Garay, 32, of Los Angeles, allegedly killed the victim about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2019 “following a verbal and physical altercation between numerous attendees of a party taking place at a residence,” Laura Eimiller of the FBI said in a statement.
In February of 2019, Garay was charged with murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest.
“Detectives determined that Garay fled the state of California,” Eimiller said, noting that assistance was requested from the Fugitive Task Force.
A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 7 of this year after Garay was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Eimiller said.
Garay, 32, is described as white/Hispanic, 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has “full sleeve” tattoos on his arms, and the word “Matthew” tattooed on one forearm. Also, he has a tattoo with unknown lettering on his chest that is visible when he wears a button-down or v-neck shirt.
“Garay has ties to the areas of Rosarito, Mexico, and Culiacan, Mexico,” Eimiller said.
He has worked as a cashier, construction worker, contractor, laborer and pipe-fitter.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts was urged to contact the FBI in Los Angeles at 888-226-8443. Individuals outside of the United States may also contact the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
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