Suspect in murder of Venezuelan priest under arrest
The suspect was wanted on murder charges
The suspect, identified as Yender Briceño, aged 24, and commonly known as "El Titi," was wanted by the police in connection with the murder of a driver early in January. He is associated with a criminal gang known as "El Tico."
Father Mendoza was shot dead on Sunday at 11 p.m. by two men riding a motorcycle who tried to steal his car.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.