Sacto 9-1-1
December 3, 2011
U.S. marshals arrest fugitive in Sacramento in connection with Stockton ambush killing

U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive Friday who had been sought in connection with an ambush killing in Stockton in July, according to a press release from the Marshals Service.

Members of the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force surrounded Eric Mathew Tabin, 23, as he attempted to enter a gun store in the 2300 block of Fruitridge Road at about 5:30 p.m.

Tabin is suspected of having lured two people to an apartment complex in Stockton July 19, where a second suspect ambushed them and shot them with an automatic handgun.

The suspect wielding the gun was arrested, but Tabin escaped.

One victim died and the other was critically injured,

The Fugitive Task Force learned that Tabin would be attempting to buy a semiautomatic handgun at the South Sacramento dealer and conducted a sting to arrest him.

He was taken into custody without incident and was booked in San Joaquin County Jail.

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