Fugitive father of football recruit arrested in So. Fla.

Published On: Feb 09 2013 08:47:37 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 09 2013 08:58:05 PM EST

Authorities say a man, who was arrested after spending 16 years on the run for allegedly shooting his estranged wife, is the father of University of Alabama football signee Reuben Foster.

U.S. marshals say the shooting happened while the woman held an 18-month-old Reuben Foster in her arms.

41-year-old Danny Foster was captured by Broward Sheriff deputies Friday in Plantation.

Danny Foster was originally arrested in Randolph County, Ala. after the shooting, which the woman survived. A young Reuben was wounded in the back.

Danny Foster was indicted by a grand jury in 1996 but fled the state before being arrested in California. Authorities say he was extradited to Randolph County but escaped from jail in December 1996.

Reuben Foster signed with Alabama this week.

Authorities says Danny Foster took on a new identity in South Florida and will again be extradited to Randolph County.


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