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Arrest made in death of Texas police officer killed more 40 years ago
Alice, Texas

A 70-year-old man has been arrested in the death of an Alice Police Department officer in 1974.

The man was arrested Nov. 8 in Alabama and charged with capital murder in the Dec. 1, 1974 shooting death of Matthew Murphy, according to the Alice Echo News Journal. Alice is roughly 43 miles west of Corpus Christi.

The suspect was identified as Roberto Lopez Sunday by KIII TV. According to both news sources, Lopez had been a person of interest from the beginning of the investigation.

Murphy was killed after stopping a vehicle at West Main Street and Highway 281 in Alice, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) wrote.