Philip Patrick Policarpio, one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives suspected of killing his pregnant girlfriend, was caught Sunday at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Policarpio was taken into custody in San Diego as he entered the U.S. from Tijuana, The Associated Press reported
. He is accused of shooting his girlfriend, Lauren Olguin, after an argument in April.
Policarpio, 39, allegedly beat Olguin, 32, in the face before shooting her in the forehead with a handgun at a friend's home on April 12, KNBC-TV reported
. Olguin was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.
"Although my daughter's gone, my biggest fear was, 'God, I hope he doesn't do this to someone else,'" Olguin's mother, Jerilyn Olguin, told the station. "I thought maybe we could be waiting for years, who knows? Maybe never."
KNBC reported that Policarpio has multiple wives and children and goes by aliases including Damon Hiromi Tanaka, Paul Policarpio, "Bugsy," "Sinister," and "Sins." He was on parole for a 2001 conviction of assault with a firearm and other violations.
FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola described Policarpio as violent and "always armed," according to an FBI news release
"He is the definition of a continuing threat to the community," Garriola said.
The FBI called Policarpio a known drug user with family ties in the Philippines.
The FBI's 10 Most Wanted list has included 508 fugitives since its inception in 1950, CBS News reported
. About 475 fugitives have been apprehended.
Twitter users cheered the arrest.
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