MINNEAPOLIS – Federal authorities say a Mexican who fled his country after being charged with killing two police officers there has been arrested in Minnesota.
Armando Torres Romero, also known as "El Tacos," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Richard Nelson on Wednesday and was ordered to remain jailed pending his extradition to Mexico.
Acting U.S. Attorney Frank Magill and U.S. Marshal Michael McGinn say the 44-year-old Romero was arrested without incident at his home in Burnsville July 14 by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The U.S. attorney's office says Romero is charged in the Mexican state of Morelos with one count of aggravated homicide. He allegedly shot and killed two police commanders at a bar in Tepalcingo on Sept. 6, 2001.