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2 New York Fugitives Captured

For immediate release

Matthew Duffy, Supervisory Deputy/Public Information Officer

District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force
(203) 589-8953

New Haven, CT - The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Connecticut State Police, Bridgeport Police Department, New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, and New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested an adult and juvenile fugitive in Bridgeport.  

On May 22, 2022, New York Police Department (NYPD)officers responded to a shooting at 2270 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY. The victim of the shooting was located and survived the incident. As a result of the investigation Edwin Delacruz, 19, was arrested June 2022, for the incident and never returned to court, becoming a fugitive.

On January 12, 2024, a juvenile shot two individuals in a store located at 85 Fordham Road Bronx, NY. As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued for the juvenile by the state of New York.

This morning the multi-agency law enforcement unit led by the Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested both individuals hiding out at a residence on Myron Avenue in Bridgeport. The adult and the juvenile were transported to the Bridgeport Police Department for processing. A Glock 40 caliber with an extended magazine was recovered in the residence, charges are pending. The adult and juvenile are pending extradition to New York State for their Assault first Charges.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force in 1999, these partnerships have resulted in over 11,046 arrests (Updated as of 9/08/2022). The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Waterbury Police Departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, eight regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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