Troopers, Marshals, Officers Capture Suspect in Atlanta Homicide

Suspect is Second in February Murder Captured in Springfield

Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (MSP VFAS), along with Deputy United States Marshals and Springfield Police Officers, this morning arrested a suspect wanted for a drug-related shooting homicide in Atlanta in February. The suspect is the second arrested in Springfield in connection with the Atlanta homicide; in August MSP VFAS Troopers, Deputy Marshals, and SPD Officers arrested another suspect in the same homicide.

Yesterday, Atlanta Police detectives notified MSP that a warrant had been obtained for a second suspect, HARRISON JOSEPH OGBUNIZE, 34, who had ties to Springfield area. MSP VFAS Trooper Nelson Zayas initiated an investigation and identified an apartment at 8 Blake St. in Springfield as a possible location for OGBUNIZE. Shortly before 7 a.m. today, Trooper Zayas and other VFAS Troopers, along with the Springfield Police Warrant Apprehension Unit, members of a US Marshals Task Force, and other officers went to the Blake Street address and located OGBUNIZE. The suspect, who stands approximately 6’7” tall and weighs approximately 320 lbs., was arrested without incident as a fugitive from justice. He was transported to Springfield Police station for booking and will be held pending rendition to Georgia.

The warrant from Fulton County, Ga.,charges OGBUNIZE with the Feb. 17, 2019 shooting homicide of a 32-year-old male at an apartment building in Atlanta. MSP VFAS Troopers, Deputy US Marshals, and SPD Officers arrested another suspect from the homicide, JAMEL R. DAVIS, on August 6. DAVIS was located and arrested in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield.