Suspects in Moab murder arrested after 100-mile-long police chase

Local News

MOAB (ABC4 News)- The suspects accused of shooting and killing a man in a Moab trailer park have been arrested.

Police had been looking for 30-year-old Irving Martin Verduzco-Armenta (also goes by Omar Guerra) in connection with the shooting since Sunday, October 28th. He was finally taken into custody on Wednesday.

According to investigators, Verduzco-Armenta was captured after a police pursuit in Arizona that ended after a 100 miles.

Two other suspects in the vehicle were also arrested.

They have been identified as Jaime Flores-Solis and Jorge Hernandez, both from Moab. Police believe they are also involved in the murder of Edgar Luna Najera.

Najera was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds after police responded to reports of a fight near 250 Walnut Lane. 

Authorities say they believe Verduzco-Armenta killed Najera and Fores-Solis and Hernandez helped him after the homicide.

On November 15th all three of the men were extradited back to Moab where they will be held in Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available. 

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