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Man wanted in an Oklahoma murder arrested at El Paso international bridge

Man wanted in an Oklahoma murder arrested at El Paso international bridge. Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Department.

A man wanted in connection with an Oklahoma murder was arrested at an El Paso port of entry on Thursday, federal officials said.

Constantino Morales Teran, 55, tried to cross into the U.S. from Mexico as a pedestrian at the Bridge of the Americas, officials said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers reviewed Morales Teran’s documents and found that he was being sought by police in Oklahoma City.

According to Oklahoma City police, Morales Teran is one of two people allegedly involved in the March 4 murder of a 47-year-old man. A 36-year-old man was also injured in the shooting, police said.

The other suspect wanted in connection with the murder was identified as Nedio Vallin Lopez.

“Homeland security is our primary mission; however, the thorough exams we perform on all arriving goods and people will often uncover other violations including those who are running from the law,” said Beverly Good, CBP El Paso port director. “Our nation is safer because of the work performed by CBP officers.”

Morales Teran was booked into the El Paso County jail on a fugitive from justice charge and is awaiting extraditio

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