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2 arrested in connection to first Cleveland homicide of 2021

A man and woman were arrested in connection to a shooting in the area of West 98th Street and Marginal Road.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) announced the arrests of 25-year-old Albert Toro and 23-year-old Tera Radesic in connection to what is believed to be the first Cleveland homicide of 2021. 

According to NOVTF, both Radesic and Toro were wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police after a victim was discovered on New Year's Day in a car in the area of West 98th Street and Marginal Road with several gunshot wounds. 

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Through an investigation, police discovered that the victim had been involved in a verbal altercation with Toro and Radesic prior to the shooting. The two suspects were identified as persons of interest in the homicide and, earlier this week, identified as those allegedly involved. 

Toro and Radesic were located walking into a store in the 4800 block of Broadview Road in Cleveland, and the pair was arrested without incident.

“Although this homicide marks the beginning of 2021 with violence, the community should know that our police officers will continue to work day and night to keep our communities safe," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.  "They will work to reduce violence and to remove those that commit violent crimes out of our community and put them behind bars.”   

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Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Feb. 12, 2021.