Police Arrest CLE Murder Suspect in Georgia

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A murder suspect wanted in Cleveland was arrested Friday morning in Marietta, Ga.

According to U.S. Marshals Service, Byron James, 27, has been wanted by the Cleveland Police Department since August 2012.

The charges stem from a homicide in which James is alleged to have shot a man to death near East 136th Street and Kelso Avenue.

Police at that time said James was in a Buick that approached a group of people standing in the 13400 block of Kelso Avenue. Police said James exited the vehicle and began shooting at the victim, Darius Lewis.

Police said Lewis tried to run away but was chased by James, who continued to shoot. Lewis was hit in the chest and back, and died from his injuries.

Investigators developed information over the last several weeks leading them to believe James may be hiding in Georgia with a family member.

Early Friday, James was found and arrested an apartment in Marietta. He will be held in Georgia until he is extradited back to Ohio to face the homicide charge.

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