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1981 Fla. murder suspect arrested in Lakewood

James Edward Sims, wanted for a 1981 fatal shooting in Florida, was arrested in Lakewood Friday when he submitted his thumb print to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

July 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man wanted for a 1981 fatal shooting in Florida has been arrested in Lakewood Friday.Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say Florida detectives arrested James Edward Sims after he gave his thumb print to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sims has lived in Lakewood for 19 years.

He is wanted for allegedly shooting a man, because the victim reportedly stalked Sims' then-girlfriend.

Sims is being held at the Lakewood station pending extradition proceedings.


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