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Connecticut Fugitive Captured in Arizona

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 in Arizona today arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting incident in Bloomfield, where a man lost his life.

Bloomfield police Dec. 4 obtained an arrest warrant for Devante Swaby, 29, identified as the suspect in a shooting incident in the 500 block of Bloomfield Avenue, in which Bloomfield resident Timothy Ross, 31, was killed.

The Bloomfield Police Department enlisted the help of the U.S. Marshals Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Swaby. Their investigation led them to the 8100 block of N 99th Avenue in Peoria, Arizona, where Swaby had traveled following the shooting.

This evening members of the Arizona U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Swaby and transported him to the Peoria Police Department where he was processed and awaits extradition back to Connecticut to face the charges against him, including murder, criminal use of a weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of an assault weapon, and weapons in a motor vehicle.

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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