For Immediate Release
|March 14, 2022||
Public Affairs Officer
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-7505;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|3 Juvenile Homicide Suspects Arrested|
Cleveland, OH – Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested three juvenile homicide suspects at a home on Cleveland’s west side, earlier this afternoon.
Investigators with the NOVFTF gathered information that a homicide suspect wanted in connection with a February 25 murder was at a home in the 9800 block of Gambier St. in Cleveland. The suspect, who is 12 years old, was believed to be involved in the murder of Devon Orr, 19, who was shot and killed outside of an apartment in the 2600 block of Washington Ave. in Cleveland. The same 12-year-old suspect was also on bond for attempted murder but had removed his ankle monitor. Members of the task force entered the home and not only encountered the 12-year-old suspect, but also a 17-year-old suspect also wanted in connection to the Washington Ave. murder. Both were found hiding in the basement of the home. Additionally, a firearm was located in the basement of the home as well.
After officers made further entry into the home, they encountered another 17-year-old male hiding on the third floor of the home and they found that he was a wanted suspect in a murder that occurred on February 11 in the 7800 block of Dudley Ave. in Cleveland. The victim, Bryan Conley, 21, was found in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds
Since all three juveniles hid in various parts of the home, members of the task force worked with the Cleveland SWAT team to complete a full search of the home and to ensure that no one was left hiding.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “It is
astonishing that a 12-year-old is the suspect into a murder
investigation, especially one with such callous and blatant disregard
for human life. Our team will continue to work closely with the
Cleveland Division of Police to arrest anyone else wanted in connection
to these crimes and anyone who commits violence in our cities.”
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.