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MS-13 member wanted for NJ murder arrested in MA

BOSTON — A suspected member of a violent Central American gang wanted in connection with a homicide in New Jersey has been captured in Massachusetts.

Boston police say 20-year-old Francisco Carlos Ramires was among three men arrested on Sunday. He was also wanted in connection with several assaults in Boston, where he used the alias Carlos Campos-Cutone.

Police say Ramires is a member of the MS-13 gang and a suspect in an Aug. 25 killing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Police Commissioner William Evans called him a “very dangerous individual.”

Ramires is scheduled to appear in a Massachusetts court on a charge of being a fugitive, and faces a murder charge when returned to New Jersey.

It could not immediately be determined in Ramires has a lawyer.

Ramires, who is originally from El Salvador, was arrested on Sept. 1 on unrelated charges, officials said. His teenage victim died from sharp injuries of the head, neck and torso.

PIX11 contributed to this report.