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Suspect in Redondo Beach killing captured in Utah, FBI says

Reputed gang member wanted in Redondo Beach killing captured in Utah, FBI says

A reputed Redondo Beach gang member wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man last year was captured in Utah, authorities said Thursday night.

Erick Julian Ortega was taken into custody by FBI agents and local police officers around 11 a.m. at a restaurant in Salt Lake City, authorities said. 

Redondo Beach police said Ortega is a suspect in the killing of Bobby Darren Reynolds on June 21, 2013. 

Officers responding to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Lilienthal and Ralston lanes found Reynolds lying in front of a home.

Reynolds, a husband and father, was taken to Harbor General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. He was one of two people killed in Redondo Beach in 2013, according to The Times Homicide Report.

Three days afterward, police released a photo of Ortega as a person of interest in the case. He was later charged with murder by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, authorities said.

Police said Ortega is a documented North Side Redondo street gang member. 

Ortega is scheduled to appear Friday morning before a federal magistrate in Salt Lake City.

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