A 'top 10' Maryland fugitive is captured in New York Frederick Desuzar, wanted for 1987 slaying in Prince George's County, arrested by FBI.

October 17, 1991|By Frank D. Roylance | Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff

FBI agents in New York have arrested a Prince George's County murder suspect who was added last month to the list of Maryland's 10 most-wanted fugitives.

The FBI said today that Frederick Desuzar, 32, was arrested without incident in the White Plains Road section of the Bronx about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

He was turned over to New York City police to await extradition proceedings to return him to Prince George's County.

Desuzar, a Jamaican and former Kung Fu instructor, was wanted for the fatal shooting of Dion Richison on Feb. 8, 1987, in Langley Park. County police believe Richison was a drug runner, and the killing involved drugs and money. Desuzar also was wanted on drug possession charges.

The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said Desuzar was first arrested for the murder by Prince George's County police on Oct. 29, 1989, but was released on $75,000 bond and failed to appear for his arraignment on Jan. 31, 1990.

"He walked and kept on walking," said sheriff's department spokesman Irv Smith.

Jim Dearborn, spokesman for the FBI in Baltimore, said information developed last April indicated that Desuzar had fled to New York City. Subsequent investigation by FBI agents in New York narrowed the search to a neighborhood in the Bronx.

"Some information was developed here within the last week or so that the guy was in that general vicinity in the Bronx," Dearborn said. "Then it was just a matter of some short-term surveillance. He was spotted on the street and he was picked up."

Desuzar was one of 10 people listed by the Maryland State Police three weeks ago as the state's most-wanted fugitives.

Three of the 10 listed had been captured by the time the list was published.

A fourth fugitive, Andre Edward Lunn,35, was tracked down by Baltimore police just hours after the list was published in The Evening Sun on Sept. 23. He died of what the state medical examiner determined was a self-inflicted gunshot during a shootout with the FBI and police in a tiny East Baltimore rowhouse .

That leaves five fugitives on the list still at large. Four are holdovers from the State Police's January 1990 most-wanted list. The fifth is Kent Daniel Tillman, 27, wanted by Howard County police for a 1989 murder and attempted murder.

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