Wanted by the FBI: Walter Yovany Gomez

The FBI is seeking tips on the whereabouts of a violent gang member wanted for murder.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI is seeking tips on the whereabouts of a violent gang member wanted for murder.

An up to $20,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of Walter Yovany Gomez.

Leadership from the MS-13 gang in Plainfield, New Jersey ordered Gomez to kill his friend for associating with a rival gang. Gomez and another gang member attacked the friend after a night of drinking in May of 2011. Case agent Daniel Brunner…

Daniel Brunner: They hit him on the head with a baseball bat, sliced his throat, and stabbed him on his back 17 times.

Halpern: When police tried to arrest Gomez…

Brunner: He jumped out the second floor window of his home and escaped into the city of Plainfield.

Halpern: The next day, gang members drove Gomez from New Jersey to Maryland to hide out with MS-13 members there.

Gomez, also known as Cholo, is a native of Honduras. If you have information on this case, contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. With Wanted by the FBI, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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