NJ fugitive in baby shooting arrested in Polk County - WFLA News Channel 8

NJ fugitive in baby shooting arrested in Polk County

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Polk County Sheriff's deputies and U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for shooting a woman and a baby in Cumberland County, NJ in 2007.

Raymond A. Finch, 34, was arrested yesterday morning in Kissimmee.  Authorities issued a warrant for Finch's arrest on Monday, alleging that he shot a woman and her baby while they were sleeping in their home. The woman died at the scene.  The baby survived, but was paralyzed.

The case had remained unsolved for years, until Finch was identified as a suspect.  Detectives then suspected that Finch might be in Florida.  U.S. Marshals with New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force passed the information about him to Florida law enforcement.

"Thanks to our valuable partnership with the U.S. Marshals, we were able to swiftly apprehend this violent fugitive just two days after his arrest warrant was issued," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Finch is now in Polk County Jail awaiting extradition to New Jersey.  He is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

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