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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Columbia Heights Murder Fugitive captured in Chicago

A fugitive wanted for a murder committed on April 20, 2017 in the city of Columbia Heights was arrested this morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Chicago, Illinois.

The fugitive, who has already been formally charged with Murder in the Second Degree is identified as:

Phillip Leron Miller

DOB: 07-31-1975

Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart said, “We appreciate the collaborative law enforcement effort put into this case and are glad that the suspect has been taken into custody.  It gives us peace of mind to know that he is off the streets and will not be able to harm anyone else.”

The Columbia Heights Police Chief, Scott Nadeau added, “This is a senseless crime that shocked our community.  I am grateful for all the hard work of our partnering law enforcement agencies in helping to identify, and now apprehend the suspect in this case.  This is yet another example of how law enforcement works together to ensure justice and safety in our communities.”

"Taking dangerous criminals off the streets is a team effort. We are blessed with great teammates here in the Twin Cities area and across the Nation," said Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton of the FBI Minneapolis Field Office. 

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