Published April 11, 2013
SCRANTON, Pa. – A fugitive wanted in the 2006 shooting of a motorist along Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania has been captured in South America.
U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane of Scranton says that John Caro was arrested Monday in Medellin, Colombia. Pane announced the arrest Thursday.
Police say Caro argued with a woman at a Luzerne County strip club in December 2006, then followed her after she left. Caro allegedly pulled alongside the woman's car in Lackawanna County and shot at her from his vehicle. The victim was treated for gunshot wounds in the face and neck.
Caro was featured last year on "America's Most Wanted." The U.S. Marshals Service says the episode yielded numerous tips that helped find Caro.
Caro awaits extradition to the United States to face attempted homicide charges.