FOX 2 – A wanted fugitive from Pontiac is on the run accused of murdering a man outside a liquor store on Halloween night. Now, federal investigators are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Troy Santos is wanted for first degree murder and is considered armed and dangerous.
âThe homicide happened on Halloween night at Lions Food Market in Pontiac, Michigan,â said assistant supervisor Aaron Garcia, US Marshals. “Investigators still don’t know what really happened, why he pulled out a gun and killed a man. He was friends with the person, the deceased at the time.”
A 39-year-old man named Frederick Betty was shot in the back and died several hours later in an area hospital. Another man who was with him was shot in the foot and survived.
âPeople walk in and out of a grocery store, it’s the last thing they think about. It’s very cheeky and it shows his state of mind,â Garcia said.
Authorities released surveillance footage of the 29-year-old suspect riding in a white Chevrolet Equinox immediately after the shooting.
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“Troy Santos knows the Oakland County Sheriff’s (office) well and has a criminal history – several arrests for burglary, theft, robbery, narcotics,” Garcia added.
Investigators had reason to believe Santos was in Georgia, but they are now convinced he is back in Michigan, focusing their efforts on Detroit and Pontiac.
âHe turned out to be very good at hiding and escaping capture,â Garcia said. “However, her left arm, her sleeve, is covered in tattoos, distinctive star tattoos, letters with an ‘A’, letters with handwriting, tattoos on her hand and her face. wrist.”
If you know anything about Troy Santos’ whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You can also help by calling the US Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a tip using USMS Tips.