Man accused of killing Cleveland father after game of pool captured by U.S. Marshals

CLEVELAND - A wanted fugitive sought for allegedly killing a Cleveland father after a game of pool on March 3 has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals.

William Hanlan Jr., 39, was taken into custody Friday morning in Old Brooklyn, according to authorities. Hanlan has been charged with aggravated murder.

Authorities said the charge stems from an incident that happened at Mandy's Sports Lounge on Pearl Road.

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The victim, 24-year-old Nicholas Russell was playing pool with his cousin at the neighborhood bar when an unknown man walked up to the pair and asked if he could join them.

There was a disagreement, and a bouncer told them to go outside.

Russell's cousin said that's when things turned for the worse. The stranger pointed a gun at Russell, who put his hands up and begged for his life.

But the man shot Russell in the chest at point-blank range, his cousin said.

Russell, a factory worker and father of two small children, died at Metro Health eight days after being shot.

Police later named Hanlan as a suspect in the crime and issued a warrant for his arrest.

A court date has not been set.

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