Suspect for killing 16-year-old in Livermore arrested, extradited from Mexico

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The man who allegedly murdered a 16-year-old boy at a Livermore Taco Bell in 2019 was extradited from Mexico to California and arrested. 

According to the Livermore Police Department, Jorge Luis Tellez, 25, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant by the Livermore Police Criminal Investigations Bureau for killing 16-year-old Emanuel Moseby.

Detectives believe that Tellez fled to Mexico after the shooting and has been hiding there ever since. Mexican authorities arrested him in October 2022. 

Tellez was detained in Mexico until he was extradited back to the U.S. on May 26. 

Livermore PD took him into custody and transported him to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He is held without bail and faces multiple charges, including murder. 

“I want to thank our detectives for their tireless work on this case and for bringing the suspect to justice,” said Livermore Police Chief Jeramy Young. “The victim was a Livermore High School student and beloved member of the school’s junior varsity football team. Our detectives never stopped searching for the suspect. We hope this news gives the victim’s loved ones and the Livermore community some relief that the first step in the criminal justice system has begun.”   “It has been a long process,” said Earl Moseby Jr., victim’s father. “Thank you to the Livermore Police Department for never giving up and for bringing us into the next chapter of closure.”

The case has been handed over to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.


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