The FBI on Sunday captured a suspect from its most wanted list, arresting a man suspected of brutally murdering his pregnant girlfriend at an April gathering of friends in Los Angeles.
An FBI spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that U.S. Customs Border Patrol agents apprehended Philip Patrick Policarpio as he was trying to cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico. He was in the U.S. when he was captured.
On April 12, Policarpio, 39, allegedly killed his girlfriend, Lauren Olgiun, who was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.
The two were said to have gotten into an argument at a social gathering when Policarpo began beating her with his fists “in front of everyone,” Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitives Task Force, said in a news release. Then Policarpo fatally shot her in the head.
At the time of the killing, Policarpio had been on parole for a 2001 crime.
“His pattern is one of violence,” said Garriola, “and he is always armed. He is the definition of a continuing threat to the community.”
The FBI added him to its Top Ten Most Wanted List on May 19, offering a $100,000 reward to anybody with information leading to his arrest.
Policarpio was also wanted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, a federal crime.
Policarpio was thought to have possibly traveled to Las Vegas, where he has family, or to the Philippines, where he had previous ties.
Officials said that the FBI would provide more information about Policarpio’s capture on Tuesday.