Suspect in LA Cold Case Murder Arrested After Reporting Car Stolen in Bridgeport

Los Angeles Police Department

A suspect in a 16-year-old Los Angeles homicide was arrested in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Thursday, after he reported his car stolen and authorities realized he was living under an alias, according to police.  

Samuel Calvario was wanted in connection with the 2000 shooting death of 31-year-old Daniel Felix after he intervened in an argument between Calvario and his then-girlfriend in California, investigators said. 

Bridgeport police said they assisted the U.S. marshals and the Hartford and Los Angeles police departments in arresting the 46-year-old, the Associated Press reported.

Federal authorities tracked down Calvario's location after he filed a stolen vehicle report with the Bridgeport Police Department.

He was living under an alias in a rooming house, police said. 

The charges faced by Calvario include murder, assault with a firearm and kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In August, Calvario was arrested in Los Angeles in connection to the homicide after a woman saw the wanted man on the LAPD website and left an anonymous message on a time line about his whereabouts. 

At that time, Officer Deen Alcaraz told the Times that Calvario eluded arrest for so long by assuming a new identity. The detective did not give details on where Calvario was living, other than to say he was in Los Angeles County.

Calvario is being held on a charge of being a fugitive from justice in lieu of $1 million bond in Connecticut. He will face an extradition hearing to California, where he is charged with murder. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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