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Commerce City man arrested in connection to Mexico killing

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By The Staff

    COMMERCE CITY — A local man was arrested last week in connection with a 2007 shooting death in Chihuahua, Mexico, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.

    Samuel Marrufo-Ruiz, 54, was arrested May 1 at his home in Commerce City by the Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offenders Task Force after an arrest warrant was issued for him last month from an extraditin warrant from Mexico.

    Marrufo-Ruiz is accused of pulling out a gun and shooting a man twice during a brawl between two families in September 2007, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service. The victim died shortly thereafter.

    Marrufo-Ruiz is a lawful permanenet resident of the United States, moving to this country sometime after the homicide took place in 2007.

    The task force is made up of deputy United States marshals, Weld County Sheriff’s deputies, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and the Diplomatic Security Service.