Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 | 5:25 p.m.
Two homicide suspects wanted in unrelated cases out of California and Oregon were nabbed in Las Vegas this week.
Brandon Hickman, 28, was found Thursday night near Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road, according to the U.S. Marshals Office. Hickman was wanted in the shooting death of Makeitho “Tito” De Monz Herring, 37, in Gresham, Ore. Police there said Herring was shot dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Sept. 9.
Hours later, Nevada authorities caught up to Shaun Moore, 23, a fugitive wanted by the San Jose Police Department in the shooting death of Ramon Garcia, 22. The victim had been gunned down near a business in downtown San Jose about 1 p.m. on Aug. 24, according to San Jose police. Investigators received information that Moore was hiding out in the Las Vegas Valley, and he was caught this morning near Eastern Avenue and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.
Both fugitives have been booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where they are awaiting extradition to California and Oregon.
The men were found by the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team, a task force otherwise known as FIST that is led by the U.S. Marshals Office. FIST combines the efforts of state, local and federal agencies to capture wanted suspects.
“This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide in the Las Vegas community,” Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said in a prepared statement.