Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Suspect Arrested In 1996 Slaying.(Final)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

Authorities on Tuesday arrested a man who they say killed a teenager during a dispute in the South Valley nearly seven years ago.

Alex Ibarra, 22, offered no resistance when U.S. Marshals in an unmarked car stopped the vehicle in which he was a passenger Tuesday night, Marshal's Service spokesman Tom Bauman said.

Authorities say Ibarra was 16 when he allegedly shot Miguel Cabrera, 18, to death Aug. 1, 1996, at a Five Points dance hall.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department had been following leads over the years, but the Marshal's Service began offering assistance two weeks ago, Bauman said.

Members of the Marshal's Service's SWIFT Task Force on Tuesday spotted a vehicle leaving a home they had been monitoring the last few days. …

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