For Immediate Release
|September 09, 2010||
Brian W. Koerbel – Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-1033
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Nabs West Side Shooter in Parma|
OH – Wanted fugitive Joshua Browning, age 20, was arrested by the U.S.
Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at approximately 2:00 pm
in Parma, Ohio. During the course of the last two months the Task Force had
worked relentlessly in search of Browning. Deputy Marshals and Task Force
Officers had conducted numerous interviews of Browning’s family and
associates during the past weeks and were able to decipher critical
information leading to his arrest. The information was pieced together and
led the Task Force to a possible location in the Parma area.
Early this morning the Task Force set up surveillance at the ParmaTown Apartments in the section known as “The Gardens” in hopes of finding Browning. At approximately 1:30 pm a positive identification was made by the Task Force that Browning had been seen in building #15 located at 7935 Greenwood View Drive. The Task Force set up a perimeter around the building and made entry into an apartment on the 15th floor. Browning, who was unable to escape from the apartment, immediately self-surrendered in the dining room.
Browning was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police on charges of homicide. On July 2, 2010, Browning was the alleged lone gunman in a shooting which took place on the 3000 block of w. 44th street in Cleveland. Browning allegedly shot his male victim in the chest numerous times killing him on the scene. The shooting was in retaliation for the attempted murder of T.J. Simms, a close friend of Browning. Browning mistook the male victim to be one of the suspects in the Simms shooting.
Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba
stated, “The Cleveland Division of Police once again recognizes the
importance of the law enforcement partnerships which allowed us to apprehend
this violent suspect working together as one team.”
For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, visit http://www.usmarshals.gov