Luis Rivas-Clase- Pennsylvania- 2019 (DECEASED) Jun 28, 2019 1:17:53 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 28, 2019 1:17:53 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: readingeagle.com via U.S. Marshals Service)
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward for helping to find a man charged in a Reading shooting last year who has been linked to the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.
Officials announced the $5,000 reward Thursday afternoon for information leading to the apprehension of Luis A. Rivas-Clase, 31, aka “The Surgeon.”
Several charges were filed by Reading police in April against Rivas-Clase, including conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, over an April 22, 2018, shooting in the 900 block of North Front Street.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Rivas-Clase threatened to kill the local victim, an 18-year-old man, a few days before that man was shot in the lower back by Johansel A. Jackson, 19, of the 400 block of North Ninth Street.
Jackson was sentenced in April to 12 to 35 years in state prison for the shooting.
Dominican National Police Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte linked Rivas-Clase to the shooting of the baseball star earlier this month during a nightclub attack in Ortiz's hometown of Santo Domingo.
Rivas-Clase, who is from the Dominican Republic, may have fled the U.S. or could be hiding in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or possibly the Bronx in New York, officials at the marshals service said.
He is described as having prominent neck tattoos, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Officials said that he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts may submit a tip to www.usmarshals.gov/tips.
Thoughts? I am placing Rivas-Clase in the Fugitives on TV section since although the standard is usually the fugitive has to be profiled on a national crime show, this is sort of a national news case with Rivas-Clase's alleged involvement in the attempted murder of David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. I am unsure if there are any fugitives left in the case to Profile, although I put national/international in the headline since Rivas-Clase is being sought here and in the D.R. (edit: changed to Pennsylvania due to him being wanted out of a PA US Marshals district).
Anyway I'm glad there's finally articles on him asking for tips since I previously only had Gomez as the alleged mastermind of the Ortiz plot. But please keep in mind there is another victim Rivas-Clase allegedly attempted to kill that needs justice as well.
UPDATE: As of September 1st, 2021, anyone with information on this fugitive's whereabouts can also call or text "In Pursuit" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 833-378-7783 and/or submit a tip at the show's website: www.InPursuitTips.com
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