Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife Dionicia Bautista Cano
Agents and detectives with the U.S. Marshals N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force captured Ruano, 32, on Clay St. near Provost St. close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard around 1 p.m. Friday, officials said.
“He’s in custody,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “We’re not going to tell you how we got him, but we got him.”
Ruono allegedly, had been laying low in a homeless shelter but got kicked out Thursday for fighting. He was nabbed while walking down the street near the site.
Her mother’s family want to adopt 6-year-old Daisy who was left at Port Authority, by her fugitive dad
A crew of cops were waiting for him as he left the site on Friday, a witness said.
According to witnesses, Ruano was calm and didn’t resist arrest.
“He just stood there, and the cops questioned him for a couple minutes,” a witness said. “Then they put the cuffs on.”
Ruono had been a fugitive since Monday morning, when cops found his daughter wandering in the Midtown bus terminal. Her discovery led cops to her murdered mother in the family’s Stamford apartment , sparking a manhunt for her estranged husband, Ruono.
Authorities previously said they wanted him for questioning.
“We’re certainly very pleased,” Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said Friday. “A team of investigators are on their way to New York City as we speak.”
The victim, Dionicia Bautista-Cano, moved from New Jersey to Stamford over the weekend to reunite with Ruano, after a period in which the couple was estranged.
Neighbors and a cousin in Flemington, N.J., said Dionicia Bautista Cano, worked at a local pizzeria and devoted herself to caring for Daisy. The mom lived alone after a split from husband Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, who is now held by marshals for questioning in her death.
The little girl led investigators to her home in Connecticut where they found her mother dead.
Ruano was being held for interrogation at an NYPD precinct for Port Authority and Stamford police.
It was not immediately clear whether he would be charged with both child abandonment and murder in New York City, or if he would get the child abandonment charge here and murder in Stamford.