Massachusetts State Police capture suspect in 2002 Bronx homicide
MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) — The Massachusetts State Police said Friday that they had captured a suspect wanted for a 21-year-old New York City homicide.
Police said Terris Oliver, 41, was apprehended Thursday outside the Red Roof Inn in Mansfield after they received information from the New York Police Department that he may be in the area.
Oliver was wanted for the March 27, 2002, homicide of 19-year-old Atari Felton in the Bronx.
Police said they spotted a car that was connected to Oliver outside of the hotel. At about 11:30 a.m., police said they saw the suspect walking outside the back of the hotel, smoking a cigarette.
The 41-year-old was apprehended without incident.
Arrest warrants for both Oliver and a second suspect, Ricardo Ayala, were issued after evidence was developed by New York police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in July 2022.
Ayala was arrested on July 19, 2022.
“Evidence suggests that the homicide was committed in furtherance of a conspiracy to distribute narcotics,” said police.
Oliver was taken to the United States District Courthouse in Boston after his arrest.