Cleveland man wanted for 2022 murder arrested in Wisconsin

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 11:44 AM EDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WOIO) - U.S. Marshals on Friday announced the arrest of a 2022 Cleveland murder suspect nearly 400 miles away.

Marshals said the Eastern Wisconsin Fugitive Task Force on Friday arrested 30-year-old Bertram Hicks of Cleveland, in the 4100 block of 21st Street in Milwaukee.

Police previously issued warrants for Hicks accusing him of aggravated murder.

Cleveland police and Crime Stoppers previously named Hicks as a suspect in the Sept. 8, 2022 murder of 31-year-old Robert Hall, Jr.

Police found Hall shot in the back twice inside his car in the city’s Clark Fulton neighborhood.

Hall died shortly after being transported to a local hospital.

Hall’s parents, Jeanette and Robert Hall Sr. said while they are relieved that at least one of the suspects has been taken into custody, they still have so many questions.

“We still don’t have any answers,” Robert said. “That’s what hurts the most.”

Jeanette said she only learned about the arrest of one of the suspected killers after seeing it on the news.

“I was waiting on the detective to call me and it’s sad because I had to find out on the internet.”

Robert said the couple think about their son every single day and just want the investigators to let them know what’s going on.

“Some kind of way you got to bridge that gap, because not all cops and detectives are bad,” he said. But, if you just go that extra mile to show that you care, that’s one way of bringing people together.”

Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County on April 20, 2023 named Hicks as their “Fugitive of the Week”, and was previously aired on 19 News’ weekly segment, “Cuyahoga’s Most Wanted”.

“Our fugitive task force never stops pursuing these fugitives, no matter how far they run to avoid arrest,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot said in a comment. “Outstanding collaboration between the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit and our task force led to the arrest of this violent fugitive over 400 miles from Cleveland.”

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.