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Man convicted in drive-by apprehended by BP

Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 18:27:59-04

A Mexican citizen who had been deported after serving prison time for his involvement in a drive-by shooting in Tucson in 2001 was apprehended by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents this weekend according to a statement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

After Sergio Coronado-Mata was arrested outside of Tucson, agents conducting biometric records checks learned of his 2001 Pima County manslaughter conviction the statement said.

The shooting in 2001 happened in the 1600 block of South Arcadia Avenue near South Swan and 29th and left one dead and two wounded including a 17-year-old boy.

Coronado was previously charged with first-degree murder but was convicted of manslaughter. According to the statement he is now charged with felony reentry after deportation by an aggravated felon.