Arrest made in fatal shooting of Greenwood restaurant cook

Candelario Cruz-Trujillo (Provided Photo/Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Greenwood police have arrested a man on a preliminary charge of murder for the shooting death of Miguel Angel Hernandez.

Thirty-seven-year-old Candelario Cruz-Trujillo, from Indianapolis, was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Hernandez on Wednesday just after 6 a.m.

Hernandez, 34, of Indianapolis was found lying near a car in the parking lot of the Four Seasons restaurant around 6 a.m. Police say he was a cook for the restaurant.

Cruz-Trujillo was arrested on Thursday while he was leavinig a residence in Columbus. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail Thursday without bond, 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Daily Journal reported.

Officials say the victim’s wife admitted in an interview that the victim had been having an affair with the suspect’s wife.

“There’s been some tension. There had been some threats and other things leading up to that. So, she was able to quickly point us in that direction,” Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matt Fillenwarth said.

After the interview with the victim’s wife, police said they found Cruz-Trujillo and bloodstains in his truck.

They said he eventually admitted he killed Hernandez over the affair.

Restaurant employees are working to organize a GoFundMe account.

They said the money raised will go to the victim’s funeral expenses.

The restaurant released a statement Thursday, saying in part, “Miguel was a conscientious and valued employee, and we will miss him.”

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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