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Suspect Connected to Homicide in Clark-Fulton Neighborhood Arrested

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

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

Cleveland, OH - Late this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and the Cleveland Division of Police arrested Jasmine Spencer, 27. Spencer was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder. 

Spencer was wanted in connection to the June 18 murder of Dontez Lilly, 38. Lilly was found in the 3200 block of Archwood Ave. lying in the street with numerous gunshot wounds. Police believe the victim was arguing with someone moments before the shooting occurred.  

Early this morning, a warrant was issued for Jasmine Spencer and the investigation was turned over to the NOVFTF. Spencer was arrested without incident at an apartment in the 3700 block of West 33rd St. Spencer was arrested within a neighboring apartment building to where the victim was found.  

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The Cleveland Division of Police is dedicated to ensuring that victims and their families see justice by the investigations they do. Our task force maintains a strong partnership to work the fugitive cases and arrest the suspects from their investigations.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (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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