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NEW DETAILS: US Marshals arrest wanted killer

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U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Frank Bova and Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath announce the arrest of fugitive John Alexander.

On Wednesday, April 10th, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Alexander, age 23, at a residence near the 14000 block of Lincoln Ave. in Cleveland.

Alexander was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office in connection with a murder in March of this year.

The incident occurred around E. 151st and Glendale Ave in Cleveland. Alexander was also wanted for attempted homicide, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping stemming from an incident that happened in August of 2012 when Alexander allegedly shot a man after stealing his money near E. 79th and Kinsman Ave. in Cleveland.

The NOVFTF recently discovered that Alexander was staying at the residence on Lincoln Ave. in Cleveland and that's where he was taken into custody.  Alexander surrendered with a fight and was transported to the Cleveland Police Central Processing Unit after his arrest.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "This individual was wanted for multiple acts of violence within our communities over a long period of time and we are thankful to now have him in custody. We are hopeful that this arrest will bring some peace to the victims and their families."

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip through the webpage.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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