California man arrested in Tucson with ties to homicide

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TUCSON (KVOA) - A California antheral is awaiting extradition Tuesday successful Tucson arsenic the fishy of execution past Wednesday.

According to United States Marshals, the warrant for 33-year-old, Clarence Johnson Jr.'s apprehension was issued connected Aug. 18 aft allegedly shooting his relative amid a verbal altercation successful Oakland, California. Johnson changeable the unfortunate successful the caput with a handgun which killed him.

Shortly aft the shooting, Deputy U.S. Marshals successful California were capable to find that the 33-year-old fled California, making his mode to Tucson.

On Monday, members from Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force successful Tucson instantly began the hunt for Johnson. Members discovered that the fishy was continuing his tally aft purchasing a Greyhound autobus summons to Arkansas. The autobus was scheduled to permission the station, located astatine 801 E. 12th St., astatine 8:05 p.m.

After obtaining surveillance footage of the station, U.S. Marshals and Task Force members were capable to place Johnson entering the presumption astir 6 p.m.

Task Force members entered the presumption astatine astir 8 p.m. and were capable to attack and apprehension Johnson without causing a scene.

Johnson was booked into the Pima County Jail and is awaiting extradition to spell backmost to California wherever helium volition look his charges.

Reports item that Johnson was antecedently wanted connected a parole usurpation for a manslaughter condemnation backmost successful 2010.

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