A New York murder suspect’s freedom was cut short by a trip to the barbershop.
Sources say cops apprehended a guy wanted in connection with a years-old homicide owing to an Instagram post that led them to his doorstep — in California.
He was transported to face the justice system later this week.
According to detectives, Lee Almonte had been on the run since December 3, 2017, when Jadel Garcia, 27, of Fort George, was tragically shot six times in the back near Broadway and West 175th Street in Washington Heights.
At the time, police speculated that the shooting was the result of a love triangle fueled by a feud over the victim’s wife.
Investigators scoured the internet for leads and struck gold in May when they spotted Almonte, 34, receiving a haircut in a photo posted to a Los Angeles barber’s Instagram account.
Almonte was apprehended on a bicycle in West Hollywood on May 19 during a joint operation with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force, according to NYPD sources.
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