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Man Sought In Boston Shooting Arrested In Dominican Republic

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A man who had been sought almost three years in the Boston Theater District killing of a 22-year-old Army veteran has been arrested in the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. Marshals Service announced Saturday 26-year-old Peter Castillo was arrested Thursday in Santo Domingo. He was on the agency's most wanted list.

Boston prosecutors said Castillo, of Salem, is being held in New York and expected to be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge in Boston next week.

Former U.S. Army sniper Stephen Perez was fatally shot in Boston's Theater District in 2012. (Handout image/File)
Former U.S. Army sniper Stephen Perez was fatally shot in Boston's Theater District in 2012. (Handout image/File)

Police say Stephen Perez was shot in the back around 2 a.m. April 28, 2012, after an altercation at a club.

Perez was a former Army sniper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was attending Bunker Hill Community College and planned a law enforcement career.

A Boston grand jury indicted Castillo in June 2012. Authorities said they believed he fled to the Dominican Republic.

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