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NY Homicide Suspect Arrested in South Euclid by U.S. Marshals

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Cleveland, OH – Earlier this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Cesar Soto-Roman, 21.  Soto-Roman was wanted by authorities in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico as well Rochester, New York. 

A warrant was issued on November 13, 2023, for Soto-Roman for weapons violations out of Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.  Additionally, a warrant was issued from police in Rochester for homicide.  Soto-Roman is the suspect in a homicide that occurred in the 900 block of Avenue D in Rochester on May 3, 2024.  The victim was a 54-year-old man.

During the investigation members of the U.S. Marshals Service in Rochester believed that Soto-Roman may have fled to the Cleveland area.  Task force officers and Detectives from Rochester traveled to Ohio to work in conjunction with the NOVFTF and this morning officers located Soto-Roman.  Soto-Roman was arrested in a home in the 4200 block of Hinsdale Rd. in South Euclid.  A firearm was also located in the home. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Dedicated work by Detectives in Rochester and swift work by members of our task force led to a quick arrest of this suspect.  Having another firearm off the streets and out of the hands of violent fugitives is paramount to the safety of law enforcement and the community.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:  U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department. 

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