Police, deputies capture Fresno murder witness in Reno

UPDATE - 6:28PM - According to police, he escaped from the patrol car and went into an Applebee's in Sparks. He has since been caught and apprehended.

According to our affiliate in Fresno KSEE, he is wanted in connection to a home invasion where his accomplice was killed with a samurai sword. He is accused of breaking into a home in Firebaugh, California. Rupe and his accomplice Aaron Baeza were armed with an axe and a gun. The resident killed Baeza with a samurai sword.

UPDATE - 5:55PM - According to our crew on the scene, the suspect has been captured by law enforcement.

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Reno Police and Washoe County Deputies are working with Fresno Police to catch a man who murdered a witness in Fresno who is believed to be in Reno.

The suspect, 30-year-old Fresno resident Kristopher Rupe, is wanted for home invasion and home burglary.

Currently, Reno Police say SWAT has surrounded a residence on Fife Drive between Montello Street and Reed Street. A section of the road is closed right now.

Reno Police say Rup has ties to Reno.