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Cleveland homicide suspect arrested at Solon hotel

32-year-old Jerome Rivers was taken into custody at the hotel on Wednesday morning.
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CLEVELAND — A man was taken into custody on Wednesday morning in connection with a Cleveland homicide that happened at the end of August. 

Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force members arrested 32-year-old Jerome Rivers at the hotel in the 6000 block of Enterprise Parkway in Solon. Officials say they recovered a firearm from the hotel room. 

"Cleveland homicide Detectives work tirelessly on the open homicide cases in the city," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a statement. "Our task force will be there to find and arrest these suspects, whether they are one city away or 20 states away. We will help bring these violent fugitives to justice."

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Earlier this week, a warrant was issued for Rivers in connection to the killing of 32-year-old Theo Vance Echols. Cleveland officers found Echols with multiple gunshot wounds in the city's South Broadway neighborhood back on Aug. 27. 

The shooting happened moments after a verbal altercation had taken place, witnesses said. 


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