Dos Palos fugitive, murder suspect has been found and booked into jail

Dos Palos Police Department took Omar Villafana into custody without incident at the Fresno, CA Amtrak Station at approximately 11:00 P.M. on January 23, 2017.

Omar reached out to a close friend and requested the police department meet him at that location.

Upon contacting Villafana, he followed officers direction and was taken into custody without further incident.

Villafana was transported to the Merced County Main Jail where he was booked for the Shooting death of the victim.

The investigation remains active.

The weapon used during the shooting has not been recovered which is part of the on going investigation.

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