CHICAGO -- (WGN) -- The Chicago man police say ordered the killing and burning of a 15-year-old boy after he refused to flash a gang sign in 2009 was arrested in Mexico after eight years on the run, the FBI announced Sunday.
Luis Macedo is accused of being the ringleader of several alleged Latin King gang members who killed 15-year-old Alex Arellano in 2009. Police say Macedo and others approached Arellano as he walked on West 54th Place in Gage Park and demanded he flash gang signs.
When he refused, police say they beat him with bats, shot and killed him before burning his body. Four others were eventually convicted in the case, but Macedo went on the run.