Man sought in 2019 Sylmar homicide added to FBI’s 10 most wanted list

A man who is being sought in connection with a 2019 homicide in Sylmar has been added to the FBI’s list of 10 most wanted fugitives, authorities announced Wednesday.

Local and federal law enforcement officers are looking for Omar Alexander Cardenas (25), in connection to the murder of another man on August 15, 2019.

Jabali dumas was allegedly shot by Cardenas at Sylmar’s Hair Icon Barber Shop. According to the FBI. It is not known if Cardenas knew about the victim.

After he was convicted of murder, a local warrant for Cardenas was issued in April 2020.

Los Angeles Police Department detectives later discovered Cardenas had fled and asked for help from the fugitive task forces.

Cardenas was issued a federal warrant for the arrest.

Omar Alexander Cardenas photos are displayed in a wanted sign released by FBI on July 20, 2022.

He is allegedly a member of the Pierce Street gang and may associate with the gang known as Pacoima Van Nuys Boys – Anybody Killas, according to the FBI.

Cardenas, also known as the nickname “Dollar,”Was described as dangerously armed.

He is a man with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inch tall and weighs between 240 and 300 pounds.

“This murder occurred in a strip mall, where people come to shop and engage with their neighbors at the barber shop, impacting an entire community,”Michel Moore, chief of LAPD, said. “I want to thank our partners at the FBI for adding this murder to their Top 10 Most Wanted list, bringing awareness to the violence committed by Omar Cardenas and to prevent this murderer from harming anyone else. Senseless acts of violence, particularly gun violence like this, needs to stop and we need the public’s help.” 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the Cardenas’ arrest.

Anyone with information about Cardenas is asked to call the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or submit a tip online to tips.fbi.gov. Contact your nearest American Embassy and Consulate or your local FBI office.

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