New Bedford Fugitive Caught in Maine
The suspect in a New Bedford shooting that injured a man in early January has been caught hiding out in Maine, according to Massachusetts State Police.
State police said 29-year-old Tylor Santos of New Bedford was arrested on a "frigid" Monday morning in Embden, Maine in connection to the non-fatal Jan. 6 shooting in New Bedford.
The shooting victim was Santos' ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, according to state police.
Santos was arrested by a group of law enforcement officers including a state trooper from the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, a New Bedford Police detective, and officers from federal and Maine agencies.
Investigators believe Santos immediately fled to Maine after the incident.
According to state police, multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to find Santos, ultimately leading to his capture at a home on Embden Pond in Somerset County in Central Maine, northwest of Bangor.
State police said that early on Monday morning, trooper Phil Giardino, New Bedford detective Jason Gangi, and members of Maine State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service searched a house on East Shore Road in Embden.
Authorities said Santos fled onto frozen Embden Pond as the officers approached, then retreated back inside the home before ultimately surrendering.
He was arrested on several warrants for the shooting as well as other offenses.
Santos faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted assault and battery with a firearm, domestic assault and battery, strangulation or suffocation, threats, various firearms offenses, possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug, and motor vehicle offenses.
State police said he will be returned to Massachusetts for arraignment.