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CLEVELAND --   It all ended just after 5 p.m. Sunday when the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Cleveland Police, arrested fugitive Carvon Catron, 28.

Catron was wanted by the Cleveland Police for murder.

It is alleged that on July 29, 2013, Catron was involved in a shootout with his brother, John Catron, over a female friend.  The gunfight took place near the 10500 block of Columbia Avenue in Cleveland.

During the exchange of gunfire, an innocent bystander was shot and killed.

John Catron was arrested by the NOVFTF in early August for his role in the murder and the NOVFTF continued the hunt for Carvon Catron.

Catron was profiled in the media as the Fugitive of the Week and was also added to the NOVFTF's "Dangerous Dozen."

Several tips came from the public.

On Sunday, task force officers were conducting surveillance near E. 105th Street and Kimberly Avenue in Cleveland, attempting to locate Catron.

About 4:45 p.m., Catron was seen entering a business.

The NOVFTF called in the Cleveland Police for assistance and all officers then moved in to arrest Catron.

Catron noticed law enforcement approaching and attempted to flee out of the back of the business.

When Catron saw that the building was surrounded, he then gave up without incident.

A small amount of crack cocaine was found on Catron and he was taken to the Cleveland Police Central Processing Unit.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "Violent offenders need to know that the NOVFTF will stop at nothing to bring fugitives to justice.  Great work by the Task Force and the Cleveland Police Department."

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833).

You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous  

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