Murder Suspect Arrested After 23-Hour Manhunt


Luis Nitsche, 23

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — It took about 23 hours for U.S. Marshals to find and arrest the suspect in a murder on the city’s west side.

According to authorities, Luis Nitsche, 23, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday. He was wanted in a homicide that happened at around 2:30 a.m. Friday at Madison Avenue and West 83rd Street.

Police said Nitsche allegedly walked up to a man who was sitting in a parked car and shot him in the chest. There was a female in the car who was Nitsche’s possible girlfriend, said police.

Nitsche was also wanted by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department for attempted murder after shooting a man earlier last month on one of their properties, police said.

Authorities developed information that Nitsche was hiding out in an apartment in the 17400 block of Parkmount Avenue in Cleveland. They entered the residence and found and arrested Nitsche.

He was taken to the Cleveland City Jail.

“We knew that Nitsche was a violent criminal that had to be stopped before he killed another innocent person,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott. “Our task force worked relentlessly for 23 hours until they had their man. This should send a message to all the violent criminals out there that they don’t have a chance.  If you commit a violent crime and try to run and hide, we will find you.”

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