New Haven Murder Suspect Arrested in North Carolina

A New Haven murder suspect has been arrested in North Carolina.

Elias Jamar Rivers, 34, is accused of shooting 35-year-old Eric Lewis in the chest on Chapel Street in New Haven on April 11. Lewis died of his injuries.

Investigators identified Rivers as the suspect and enlisted the help of U.S marshals when they learned Rivers might have fled the state.

Rivers was arrested in North Carolina Tuesday afternoon. He faces charges of murder, criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.

New Haven police said Rivers is a convicted felon with an arrest record that goes back to September 2000.

Rivers is being held on a $2 million bond pending extradition from North Carolina back to Connecticut.

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