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Man Arrested in 2009 Murder


PadronA suspect from 2009 murder is behind bars.

On July 25, 2009, a man and a woman were shot at the 7-11 on Peckham Lane in south Reno. The woman ultimately died.

“Reno Police (RPD) Homicide and Regional Gang Unit Detectives responded and began to investigate the murder,” said RPD in a statement. “Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect in this case who had fled the Reno area and a nationwide warrant was issued for his arrest.”

The suspect, 29-year-old Miguel Padron, has been wanted by authorities since 2009. On Friday March 4, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers contacted Padron in Southern California and put him into custody for the murder.

RPD said that Padron admitted to them his involvement in the 2009 homicide.

He was extradited back to Nevada and was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility for one count of open murder and one count of attempted murder.

The Reno Police Department is asking anyone who may have more information about this case to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188, or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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