Murder suspect apprehended in Chester | news
CHESTER >> A city man wanted for murder in Philadelphia was arrested Tuesday in Chester on gun charges, according to a release of Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky.
Jose Lopez-Cruz is charged with possessing a prohibited firearm and carrying an unlicensed firearm, according to online court records.
He was taken into custody after Police Officer Michael Dingler was informed Tuesday morning by Homeland Security agents that Lopez-Cruz was wanted for murder and that it was operating a gray 2017 Acura MDX in the area.
Dingler saw the Acura drive east on 22nd Street and ran a traffic control. Lopez-Cruz has been confirmed as a driver and taken into custody, the statement said.
Narcotics Unit officer Timothy Garron secured a search warrant for the vehicle and allegedly found a black H&K P2000 9mm pistol in the center console, loaded with 12 live cartridges and $ 2,000 in cash in the rear hold.
Gretsky said Lopez-Cruz was not the registered owner of the firearm that was sent to the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Department for a ballistic investigation. Philadelphia police had no information about the murder on Thursday.
Cruz-Lopez was charged by District Judge Deborah Krull, who ordered $ 250,000 cash bail. He has been admitted to Concord County Jail pending a preliminary hearing on Jan.