TULSA, Okla. (TCD) -- An Oklahoma man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2017 was taken into custody in Mexico following a years-long search.
According to the Tulsa Police Department, on June 22, 2017, Jose Gomez-Baca allegedly fatally shot 26-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez while sitting in a car outside their home. Police quickly identified Gomez-Baca as the primary suspect and charged him with first-degree murder.
Tulsa World reports that Gomez-Baca allegedly ambushed Rodriguez and caught her by surprise as she arrived in the car with family.
Gomez-Baca had reported Rodriguez as missing before the alleged attack.
Rodriguez's brother told Tulsa World that she was looking into separating from Gomez-Baca at the time.
Following his estranged wife's death, Gomez-Baca fled to Mexico, and officials arrested him on June 27 in Tecomán, Colima.