Homicide victim Jaime Sanabria with his son, E’maiJ.
Homicide victim Jaime Sanabria with his son, E'maiJ.

After two months on the run, a man wanted for allegedly killing a fellow bar patron inside a York City tavern has been captured not far from Albany, N.Y., according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Halim "Budda" Bowen, 23, of 222 E. Philadelphia St., was captured without incident Wednesday morning in Schenectady, N.Y., according to the marshals service, who arrested him.

Marshals developed information that Bowen may have fled to upstate New York. They found him in the 300 block of Brandywine Avenue, the marshals service said in a news release.

He remains in custody in New York, awaiting extradition to York County.

Bowen is accused of killing Jaime Sanabria, 25, of York, inside George's Tavern at 376 Walnut St. during a bar brawl Aug.

Halim Bowen
Halim Bowen
17, York City detectives have said.

Called "Butter" by his friends, Sanabria was fatally shot in the back while trying to break up a fight at the bar, police said.

Brawl on dance floor: But police said he was unable to stop the fight from turning into a large brawl on the dance floor.

Bowen arrived at George's Tavern five or 10 minutes before the shooting and told a bar employee, "I have business to take care of in there," according to his arrest affidavit.

He breezed past the tavern's bouncers, who were checking patrons for weapons, police said.

Bowen was on the dance floor when the brawl made its way there and he joined in, according to police.

Sanabria wound up lying on the floor during the melee, with Bowen on top of him, police said.

It appears that's when Sanabria was shot at close range -- so close there were burn marks around his gunshot wound, the affidavit states.

Stepped over victim: Afterward, Bowen put something in his right hip area, stepped over the victim and made his way toward the exit, police said.

Before he could leave, Bowen was grabbed just feet from the door and beaten up, police said.

He was later overheard making the statement that the bullet "wasn't meant for that boy, it was meant for someone else," according to the affidavit.

U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane called Bowen "an extremely dangerous and unpredictable murder fugitive."

York City Police and Schenectady Police assisted in tracking down Bowen, according to the news release.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.