ATLANTA - An MS-13 gang member wanted in the murder of a Fairfax County teenager was arrested by federal officers in Georgia, officials say.
Hector Amaya-Gamez, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was apprehended Sunday at a gas station in Norcross, Georgia, during a targeted operation conducted together by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations Team and the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force.
Amaya-Gamez was wanted for the gang-related murder of Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, an 18-year-old who was reported missing and last seen on August 3 in Fairfax County. His body was later found on August 22 in Nokesville, Virginia, in Prince William County.
Prior to Carrillo's body being found, police had charged 20-year-old Jose Vincent-Sosa, 18-year-old Edwin Dinarte Moreno and a female juvenile with abduction and gang participation.
Amaya is being held by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Georgia and will be extradited to Prince William County. ICE says it has lodged an immigration detainer against Amaya.