At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, detectives from the AZDPS Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) tracked a felony fugitive to a neighborhood near Southern Avenue in Phoenix. After conducting surveillance on the residence, detectives made contact with the fugitive and placed him under arrest in connection with a grand jury felony arrest warrant for manslaughter.
The suspect, Omar Vargas, 19, was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail. He was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury in January and faces charges of manslaughter and endangerment. The charges stem from an April 2019 incident in which Vargas struck and killed a pedestrian in west Phoenix while driving impaired.