Ohio Murder Suspect Nabbed in Fall River
A suspect wanted for murder in Columbus, Ohio, was captured Wednesday morning in Fall River in a joint operation by Massachusetts State Police, the United States Marshals Service, and Fall River Police.
Troy Duncan Capers II, 37, was taken into custody at 6:20 a.m. at an apartment at 19 Cook St.
The arrest came after U.S. Marshals in Ohio developed information that Capers had fled to Massachusetts. Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and U.S. Marshals in Boston developed leads on three potential addresses in Fall River where the suspect might be staying. Officers set up surveillance on the three addresses.
Capers is wanted for homicide in Ohio for the fatal shooting of another man in Columbus on Jan. 4. The shooting occurred after the suspect and the victim had a fistfight at a bar. After the fight, Capers allegedly left the establishment, returned with a gun, and shot the victim, according to a statement from Massachusetts State Police.
Capers was expected to be arraigned in Bristol County Wednesday as a fugitive from justice. Prosecutors will work with Ohio authorities to arrange the suspect’s rendition to answer to the homicide charge in that state.