Suspect in Houston area murder arrested near Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A murder suspect wanted in League City, Texas was arrested at the Border Patrol checkpoint in between Las Cruces and Hatch, according to the League City Police Department.

Sayantan Ghose, 41, is awaiting extradition to Texas to face charges for the murder of 43-year-old Clarence Wayne Harris II.

Jail records show Ghose was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a "fugitive from justice" charge.

League City police said the shooting happened Wednesday night.

The ABC affiliate in Houston reports police officers located the body of Harris II in a driveway alongside 36-year-old Amanda Harris.

The woman was shot twice and is reportedly recovering at a nearby hospital. Police told the ABC affiliate Ghose is Amanda's ex-husband.

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