Fugitive shot, captured after northeast Ohio manhunt

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A fugitive wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a minor in Puerto Rico has been shot and taken into custody.

The Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1PNzrUI ) reports 30-year-old Luis Cruz Ramos was captured around 1 p.m. Friday after a manhunt. He’s being held at a local hospital where he’s expected to recover. He was shot by a member of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force.

Ramos had been sought since fleeing a traffic stop in Campbell around midnight Thursday. He fired shots into two police cruisers and shot at other officers. He abandoned his vehicle near a cemetery in Boardman. Authorities pursued him on foot until he was wounded and captured.

Ramos has been on the run since 2013. He’s accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl with special needs.


Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com