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New York cops arrest MS-13 member accused of killing 18-year-old at baseball field in 2016


New York cops arrest MS-13 member, 26, linked to the gruesome murder of an 18-year-old at a little league baseball field on Long Island in 2016

  • Suffolk County cops arrested Carlos López-Campos in Owings, Maryland, on October 19
  • López-Campos is one of three suspects arrested for the murder of Estiven Abrego Gómez at a park in Long Island in August  2016
  • The 26-year-old was extradited to New York on Wednesday night and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday
  • López-Campos was charged with second degree murder

A man wanted for the 2016 murder of a teenager at a little league baseball field in Long Island was arrested in Maryland and extradited to New York.

Homicide Squad detectives from the Suffolk County police arrested Carlos López-Campos on Monday in Owings Mills with assistance of U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

López-Campos, 26, was charged killing Estiven Abrego Gómez, 18, at Greenlawn Park. 

Carlos López-Campos was apprehended Monday in Owings Mills, Maryland, by cops from Suffolk County, U.S. Marshalls and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 26-year-old is accused of murdering 18-year-old Estiven Abrego Gómez in August 2016

Carlos López-Campos was apprehended Monday in Owings Mills, Maryland, by cops from Suffolk County, U.S. Marshalls and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 26-year-old is accused of murdering 18-year-old Estiven Abrego Gómez in August 2016

Elmer Gilberto Santos Contreras pleaded not guilty in March 2019 in connection with the murder of Estiven Abrego Gomez

Elmer Gilberto Santos Contreras pleaded not guilty in March 2019 in connection with the murder of Estiven Abrego Gomez

López-Campos, an alleged member of the MS-13, was moved to New York and was scheduled to appear at the First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday for his arraignment on second degree murder.

Investigators say Abrego Gómez was killed after he appeared in a social media post ‘flashing gang signs of the 18th Street gang,’ a rival of the MS-13 gang, Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini said during a March 2019 press conference.

López-Campos purportedly aided Elmer Gilberto Santos Contreras, 24, of Roosevelt, New York, and Anthony Gutiérrez-Mesa, 24, of Valley Stream, New York, in murdering Abrego Gómez. 

Carlos Lopez-Campos was scheduled to appear before a judge in court in Central Islip, New York, on Thursday. He is being charged with second degree murder

Carlos Lopez-Campos was scheduled to appear before a judge in court in Central Islip, New York, on Thursday. He is being charged with second degree murder

Investigators (photographed in August 2016) guard the perimeter of a baseball field where Estiven Abrego Gomez's body was found next to a concession stand after he was killed by members of the MS-13 gang

Investigators (photographed in August 2016) guard the perimeter of a baseball field where Estiven Abrego Gomez’s body was found next to a concession stand after he was killed by members of the MS-13 gang 

The teenager’s body was found mutilated next to a concession stand at the park by a man on August 20, 2016. 

A medical examiner’s report ruled that Abrego Gómez’s death was caused by ‘significant sharp force injuries and blunt force trauma.’

Contreras and Gutiérrez-Mesa were arrested in 2019 and charged with murder. Contreras admitted to killing Abrego Gómez while he was under custody of ICE following his apprehension 

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