OAKLAND -- A man wanted in a 2000 double-killing that stemmed from a dispute over a car stereo and joy riding has been arrested in Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.
Carlos Alberto Cervantes, 39, was arrested earlier this week in Guadalajara, Jalisco, by U.S. Marshals and Mexican authorities who saw him walking out of a residence.
He has since been deported and is in custody in the Los Angeles County Jail. It has not been determined when he will be returned to Oakland.
Cervantes had been sought on no-bail arrest warrants charging him with two counts of murder.
He is accused of fatally shooting Patrick Reyes, 23, and Alex Angelo, 24 on Aug. 7, 2000. Police said Cervantes and Reyes were acquaintances.
According to authorities, Reyes had paid Cervantes several hundred dollars a few days earlier to install a stereo in Reyes' Ford Mustang.
When Reyes and Angelo came to get the car on Aug. 7, at Cervantes' father house in East Oakland, Reyes became upset over what he thought was shoddy work done on the stereo and also because the car had some body damage that he believed was caused by Cervantes joy riding in it, authorities said.
Reyes asked for a refund. Cervantes agreed, saying they had to go to the home of a friend of his to get the cash. But before leaving, police say Cervantes got a pistol from his father's house.
As they were driving to the friend's house, Reyes and Angelo were both fatally shot in the head by Cervantes, who was in the back seat, police said. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Courtland Avenue in East Oakland. The men's bodies were found after the car crashed into a tree. Cervantes fled on foot from the site.
Cervantes was found to be in Mexico by the U.S. Marshals Service-led Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force.