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Man sought in Madison homicide case found dead in Guatemala

Police: Wenner-Say shot in home country

MADISON, Wis. - A man sought by Madison police for his role in a gang-related homicide in 2010 has been found shot dead in his home country, Guatemala.

Madison police said Bill Wenner-Say, 27, was wanted on a warrant for party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 19-year-old Antonio Perez, who police said was a rival gang member.

Perez was shot outside on the 2100 block of Fordem Avenue in April 2010. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Arain Gutierrez, also known as Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo and believed to be 24 years old, was arrested in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2012. He's charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Three other suspects have already been sentenced for their roles in the shooting.
Details of Wenner-Say's death were not immediately available.

"There's no good news in death, but the good news is that we have now closed this case as far as seeking suspects," Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

Police said the U.S. Marshals Service and the Dane County District Attorney are assisting in the case.

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