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May 28, 2024Baltimore, MD, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Baltimore arrests noncitizen wanted by Dominican authorities for manslaughter

BALTIMORE — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore apprehended a Dominican national wanted in his home country for manslaughter. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the 27-year-old noncitizen at his residence in Baltimore May 23.

“This Dominican national came to Maryland in an attempt to evade a serious charge in his home country,” said ERO Baltimore acting Field Office Director Matthew Elliston. “He posed a significant threat to our Maryland communities. ERO Baltimore will not allow Maryland to become a safe haven for the world’s criminals.”

The Dominican noncitizen unlawfully entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location. He was not inspected, admitted or paroled by a U.S. immigration official.

Dominican authorities charged the Dominican national for injury causing death/manslaughter/murder Sept. 21, 2022, and subsequently issued a warrant for his arrest.

The Dade County Police Department in Miami, Florida, cited the Dominican noncitizen May 4, 2023, for driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

On May 13, 2024, ERO Philadelphia notified ERO Baltimore that the Dominican noncitizen’s vehicle was located at the scene of a drug distribution and trafficking investigation in Baltimore.

Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the Dominican noncitizen at his residence in Baltimore May 23 and served him a notice to appear before a Department of Justice immigration judge. The Dominican noncitizen will remain in ICE custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.

ERO conducts removals of individuals without a lawful basis to remain in the United States, including at the order of immigration judges with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is a separate entity from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case, determining if a noncitizen is subject to a final order of removal or eligible for certain forms of relief from removal.

Members of the public can report crimes or suspicious activity by dialing 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423) or completing the ICE online tip form.

As one of ICE’s three operational directorates, ERO is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.

Learn more about ERO Baltimore’s mission to increase public safety in our Maryland communities on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @EROBaltimore.