NEW YORK – Police say a man arrested for subway fare-beating in New York City was wanted for a 1990 shooting in Massachusetts.
Police say Officer Jorge Roca noticed Anibal Vargas manipulating a turnstile at a Manhattan subway station Thursday and stopped him. They say Roca asked the 65-year-old Vargas for identification and Vargas produced a counterfeit New York driver's license.
The New York Police Department says a preliminary investigation found Vargas was wanted for attempted murder for a shooting Aug. 26, 1990, in Worcester (WOOS'-ter) County, Massachusetts.
Police say Vargas shot two people at a house party and had been a fugitive since.
Vargas is in custody in New York and can't be reached for comment. He's awaiting extradition to Massachusetts. It's unclear if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.