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U.S. Marshals Arrest Columbus Murder Suspect in Cleveland

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of Ohio
Columbus, OH
(614) 469-5540

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested fugitive David Allen Jr. on October 3, 2023, on an outstanding arrest warrant.

David Allen Jr. was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Murder. On July 28, 2023, Allen was charged by the Franklin County Municipal Court for allegedly shooting and killing Nasier Reid in the Summit Street and Tompkins Street area on July 28, 2023. The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive the case and the investigation led them to Cleveland, Ohio. SOFAST coordinated the investigation with the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF). Early this morning, Allen was safely apprehended in the 10000 Block of Stoughton Ave, Cleveland, Ohio by NOVFTF Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers. Allen is now in custody at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office Jail pending his extradition back to Columbus.

“The arrest of this alleged homicide suspect is the result of teamwork and collaboration with our task force partners all over the state. The Northern and Southern District’s fugitive task forces work together almost daily to help bring the most violent fugitives to justice and help make all our communities safer.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bexley Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Capital University Police Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Groveport Police Department, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration, United States Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous USMS Web Tip.

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