CLEVELAND — The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task force has arrested the two remaining suspects in a fatal shooting that took place earlier this month at a gas station in Cleveland's Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood.
Amira Duncan, 24, and Dajhawn Taylor, 27, had both been on the run since the Jan. 16 killing of 38-year-old Victor Simuel at a Sunoco on Buckeye Road. Federal officials say they found the pair at an apartment near the 17500 block of Euclid Avenue, with the two allegedly barricading the door and task force members having to force themselves inside.
Police say Duncan and two other females got into an argument with Simuel at the gas station before one of the women made a phone call and a man showed up. That man is now believed to have been Taylor, and he and the women are accused of shooting the victim before running away. Simuel later died at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Prior to the capture of Duncan and Taylor, Cleveland officers had taken two unidentified females into custody on murder charges. However, the U.S. Marshals Service now says "only Duncan and Taylor have been charged with the homicide," so it is unknown if there has been an update in the case.
"The Cleveland Division of Police, Homicide Division, solves another case due to their diligent efforts," Marshal Pete Elliot said in a statement. "We will continue to work closely with the Cleveland Division of Police to remove these violent offenders from the streets of Cleveland."
Court dates for Duncan and Taylor were unavailable.