(Sep. 29, 2016) — Bridgeport – Early this morning Bridgeport Police joined colleagues from the US Marshals Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force as well as officers from the Hartford Police Department and the Los Angeles, CA Police Department to apprehend Samuel Calvario (DOB 7/15/1970) who was wanted for a murder that happened in Los Angeles in 2000. Calvario, who had been living in a rooming house located at 113 Poplar Street in Bridgeport under the name Felix Gonzales-Morales, is a suspect in the murder of Daniel Felix that took place on November 9, 2000. Acting on a tip received by Los Angeles Police that Calvario was living in Connecticut, members of the Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force were able to track down his location after he filed a stolen vehicle report with Bridgeport Police Department.
Through joint action this morning, Bridgeport Police in conjunction with the other departments and the US Marshals Service executed a search warrant for the residence and DNA samples at 5:45 a.m. today at the house on Poplar Street where Calvario was taken into custody without incident. A search of the residence uncovered documentation containing Calvario’s original identity. He is currently being held on charges of being a fugitive from justice in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond and will face an extradition hearing to California. If extradited to California, Calvario will face charges of murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the killing of Daniel Felix in 2000.