SWISSVALE (KDKA) — The man accused in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife’s boyfriend last month in Swissvale was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents while trying to cross the United States-Mexico border in Texas.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, 27-year-old David Edick was captured in Brownsville, Texas, in the early morning hours of Thursday.

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Authorities say University of Texas-Brownsville Campus Police spotted Edick’s vehicle in a school parking lot around 3 a.m.

Edick led campus police on a foot chase.

He was then pulled from the Rio Grande River as he tried to swim cross the border into Mexico and taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Police say Edick is accused of breaking into his ex-wife’s apartment in Swissvale on Aug. 31, and fatally shooting her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Beal.

He was found at the bottom of a staircase.

The U.S. Marshals’ Office says investigators found a revolver after arresting Edick.

He was taken to Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, Texas, while he awaits extradition to Pennsylvania.

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