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Homicide suspect arrested soon after warrant

Posted at 9:16 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 21:16:22-05

A suspect wanted for a homicide in the city was arrested by U.S. Marshals shortly after his arrest warrant was issued.

On Wednesday, 33-year-old Richard Amey was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Task Force. Amey was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and Cleveland police for a homicide.

Officials said Amey's charges stemmed form an incident that occurred after 3 a.m. on Wednesday. According to Cleveland police, he was identified as the prime suspect in a shooting at a residence on Grand Valley Avenue. Amey allegedly shot the victim after they got into a verbal argument. 

As soon as homicide detectives identified Amey, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, they contacted the Task Force. Officers began following leads, which led to a residence in the 2900 block of East 71st Street. Amey was arrested at the home and taken to the Justice Center. 

On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals reported this is the fourth homicide suspect arrested by their team and Cleveland police in the last 24 hours.