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Murder evader makes an illegal turn

Edwin Burgos, 59, who had evaded police after being named as a suspect in a murder in June 2013, was pulled over for making an illegal left turn. Picture: Supplied / NYPD

FOR more than three years Edwin Burgos who was wanted on suspicion of murder had evaded the clutches of police.

Burgos was suspected of shooting dead 28-year-old Luciano Cajigas in a street in East Harlem, New York City, in the afternoon of June 2, 2013. Cajigas was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on arrival in the Metropolitan Hospital Centre in East Harlem.

New York Police Department identified Burgos, then aged 57, as the murder suspect. The shooting came after a brawl over a woman.

However, he evaded all attempts to arrest him until he got into his car on Saturday, the New York Daily News reported.

Burgos made an illegal left turn and was stopped by police, who could not believe who was behind the wheel.

Officers from the NYPD’s 19th Precinct quickly discovered who Burgos, now 59, was and what he was wanted for and he was duly arrested.

He was taken to NYPD’s 23rd Precinct and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

Burgos had been previously arrested in 2012 for possession of marijuana.