2012, accused of molesting a young boy he was babysitting, a spokesman
for the San Diego County district attorney said. Mozdir was friends with
the boy’s parents, according to authorities. He had photographed their
up for his arraignment. A $1,000,000 bail warrant was issued.
“John,” and used the fake name to get a job at a New York City smoke
shop, a law enforcement official briefed on the case told ABC News.
Authorities spent two years searching – California. Georgia. Mexico.
program about fugitives hosted by the “America’s Most Wanted” founder –
first on July 20, and then again July 27. Mozdir’s pet dog was mentioned
in the broadcast.
New York City’s West Village neighborhood, a shop located in a tourist
area bounded by jazz clubs, restaurants, a subway station and a
Monday. The detective went in first by himself to positively identify
told the others, according to the law enforcement official.
walking in two-by-two. Behind them was a Marshal supervisor. The group
entered cinematically with their vests on, identifying themselves as law
his .32-caliber revolver. The detective was shot twice – once in the
chest area, with one slug lodged in his vest, and the second in his
stomach just below the vest, authorities said. He underwent surgery. Two
of the Marshals each took one shot. The detective and Marshals are
expected to survive.
to search the store and Mozdir’s residence for additional information.
remains stunned that fugitives hide in plain sight – in Mozdir’s case,
the middle of Manhattan.
incredible courage to go forward and press charges against him, but when
he ran, when he jumped his bond, his roommate had said that [Mozdir]
told him many times he was gonna come back and kill the father for going
to the police,” Walsh said.