Dunkirk Police, U.S. Marshalls Capture Murder Suspect In Dunkirk

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DUNKIRK – Dunkirk Police Department officers, in conjunction with agents of the U.S. Marshall’s office, have arrested Kennie Mota-Cruz, 25, on Wednesday on Roberts Road near East Second Street.

Mota-Cruz was wanted on an assault to murder charge and related felonies out of Worcester, Mass. Police discovered that Mota-Cruz was staying in Dunkirk.

He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail pending extradition to Massachusetts.

According to sources in Worcester, a warrant was issued for Mota-Cruz last week in connection with the Aug. 24 murder of Jose Ortiz.

Mota-Cruz faces aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder and several firearms charges in connection with the death. Police said the killing may involve an effort to collect a debt.

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