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Fugitive wanted for murder, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution sought by FBI’s Fugitive Task Force

A man wanted for murder in the state of California, and federally, for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, is being sought by the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force.

Photos and a description of murder suspect Marco Antonio Garay, 32, of Los Angeles, were placed on the FBI’s website, its social media platforms, and are currently advertised on Facebook in Mexico.

According to detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Garay allegedly shot a man after a verbal and physical altercation between numerous attendees of a party taking place at a residence in Bellflower, California, on January 20, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m. After the shooting, Garay allegedly fled the scene on foot.

Garay was charged with murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in Superior Court and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on February 22, 2019. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives determined that Garay fled the state of California and requested assistance from the Fugitive Task Force. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 7, 2020, after Garay was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Garay is described as follows:

  • Aliases: Marco A. Garay, Marco Garay
  • Date(s) of Birth Used: May 26, 1988
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: Approximately 6’0”
  • Weight: 190 to 200 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White (Hispanic)

Garay has ties to the areas of Rosarito, Mexico, and Culiacan, Mexico. In the past, he has been employed in occupations including cashier; construction worker, contractor, laborer or pipe-fitter. Garay has full “sleeve” tattoos on his arms, and the word “Matthew” tattooed on one of his forearms. He has a tattoo with unknown lettering on his chest that is visible when he wears a button-down or v-neck shirt.

The murder investigation and case against Garay is being handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The FBI’s Fugitive Task Force is comprised of agents with the FBI and Task Force Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Anyone with information about Garay’s whereabouts is urged to contact the FBI in Los Angeles at 888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443). Individuals outside of the United States may also contact the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Wanted Poster: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/marco-antonio-garay

This article was released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.