Omar Alexander Cardenas

Omar Alexander Cardenas (born March 23, 1995) is an American fugitive and suspected member of the Pierce Street Gang in Los Angeles who was added to the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on July 20, 2022.[1] He is wanted for the murder of 46-year old Jabali Dumas and for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and is suspected by authorities to have fled to Mexico in order to avoid arrest.[2] Cardenas was the 528th fugitive to be placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He replaced Eugene Palmer, who was removed from the list without being captured. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his capture.[2]

Omar Alexander Cardenas
Photograph taken in 2018
Photograph taken in 2018
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive
  • Murder
  • Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
Born (1995-03-23) March 23, 1995 (age 29)
California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm) – 7 in
Weight240 lb (109 kg) – 300 lb
AddedJuly 20, 2022
Currently a Top Ten Fugitive

Murder edit

On August 15, 2019, Cardenas is suspected of shooting and killing Jabali Dumas, a 46 year old man, outside of the Hair Icon Barber Shop in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. LAPD Chief Michel Moore stated that Cardenas fired nine shots at Dumas from approximately 30 feet away, striking him in the head. The victim died at the scene, and Cardenas was seen fleeing in his vehicle. It is unclear if the suspect and victim knew each other prior to the shooting. Cardenas was charged with the murder in April of 2020.[3]

Fugitive edit

Cardenas was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in September of 2021. The FBI has stated that Cardenas may have fled to Mexico, or may also be in Southern California where he has family and friends. The FBI has also stated that he may be working as a construction worker.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Omar Alexander Cardenas". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Omar Cardenas Added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  3. ^ "Alleged gang member suspected in Sylmar murder now on FBI's 10 Most Wanted list". ABC7 Los Angeles. 2022-07-20. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  4. ^ "$100K reward offered for Valley gang member added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list". Retrieved 2022-08-06.