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FOW: Delontae Phillips arrested

Delontae Phillips (Source: Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force) Delontae Phillips (Source: Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force)
Around 8 a.m. Monday, the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Delontae Phillips in the 2900 block of East 114th Street in Cleveland. 

Phillips was wanted for a shooting that took place in May 2014, where a female bystander was shot in the face after gunfire erupted in the 900 block of Thornhill Drive. The victim was attempting to save a 3-year-old child from the gunfire. 

Phillips' two associates have already each been sentenced to seven years for their role in the shooting.   

Phillips was profiled as the Fugitive of the Week on Jan. 5, 2015. Numerous tips were fielded by the U.S. Marshals tipline over the course of the last four months. 

Early Monday morning, the tipline received a decisive tip from an anonymous caller that directed investigators to a residence in the area of Buckeye and East 114th. When officers arrived on scene, Phillips tried to escape out of a bedroom window, but was quickly captured.

"The citizens of our community can trust that dangerous fugitives like this will be brought to justice. We will not tolerate senseless acts of violence," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" with your tip to TIP411. Or you can submit a tip online. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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