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US Marshals arrest man in connection to March homicide at liquor store in Cleveland

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 12:52:29-04

CLEVELAND — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to a homicide at a liquor store in Cleveland last month.

On March 20, Cleveland police responded to a liquor store in the 4000 block of Lee Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot.

Dorian Lynch, 23, and a 17-year-old got into a verbal altercation with Kevin Boyd, 24, while inside the liquor store.

Once outside of the store, the argument turned physical and ended with Boyd being shot several times, according to NOVFTF, although police previously said that Boyd had been shot inside of the store.

Cleveland police also previously said that Lynch was joined by the 17-year-old and an unidentified woman. Police said the teen, the woman and Lynch all fled the scene after the shooting.

After being shot, Boyd was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

The 17-year-old was arrested in Independence the next day, police said. Authorities have not provided an update regarding the woman who fled the scene.

NOVFTF investigators tracked Lynch back to an apartment complex in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood where they arrested him on a warrant without incident, authorities said.

According to Cleveland municipal Court records, the warrant was for one charge of murder, a first-degree felony.

“Senseless violence on our city streets will not be tolerated by law enforcement officers or by members of the community,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. “We will continue to work diligently with our local partners and our community to ensure safe neighborhoods for the Cleveland community.”

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