FBI: LAPD cop suspected in Calif. murder captured in Mexico

Henry Solis

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting and killing a man after a March fistfight has been arrested in Mexico, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The FBI confirmed late Tuesday night it brought Henry Solis back to the U.S. A two-month manhunt for Solis ended when he was nabbed Tuesdayby Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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Salome Rodriguez, Jr.
CBS Los Angeles

Solis had been on the run since the March 13 shooting of Salome Rodriguez, Jr. Investigators believe the two men got into a fistfight outside a bar in Pomona, Calif., before the 23-year-old Rodriguez was fatally shot.

Solis, a 27-year-old LAPD officer, did not show up for work after the incident and his Volkswagen Jetta was found abandoned in an alleyway a few blocks from the scene of the shooting.

He was fired that week, and police launched a multi-state -- and ultimately international -- search for him.

Federal officials say his father, Victor Solis, drove him to El Paso, and dropped him off at a bus station.