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U.S. Marshals Arrest Garfield Heights Homicide Suspect

For immediate release

Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Cleveland, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) located and arrested Travis Hicks, 32. Hicks was wanted by the Garfield Heights Police Department for murder.

It is alleged that on September 25, 2022, Hicks shot and killed Ronnie Briggs, 27, at the Showcase Bar and Grill in Garfield Heights. Briggs was the co-owner of the bar, and the shooting followed an argument that took place between Briggs and Hicks. Hicks has been on the run ever since and today members of the task force arrested Hicks at an apartment near 1900 block of Ford Drive, Cleveland.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Our fugitive task force will continue to take dangerous fugitives off the streets in northern Ohio. The men and women of our task force pour their hearts into these cases and don’t rest until these fugitives are brought to justice.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland. 

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:  U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department. 

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