Suspect in New Hampshire fatal shooting arrested in Malden

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MALDEN — A man wanted for a fatal shooting in Manchester, NH, was apprehended yesterday by the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

The suspect, Giovanne Morris, 31, was located at an apartment on 244 Kennedy Drive after investigators determined it was his current residence.

Upon the arrival of law enforcement, Morris attempted to flee by jumping from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment to an adjacent one.

This action was witnessed by officers stationed around the building.

Following Morris’s attempted escape, the arrest team entered his apartment and proceeded to the balcony, where they commanded him to surrender.

He complied and was taken into custody by Troopers and Task Force Officers who had accessed the neighboring apartment.

Morris was transported to the State Police-Medford Barracks and booked on a New Hampshire state charge of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

This charge is related to the death of Carlos Rodriguez, 42, of Manchester, NH, which occurred near the Red Arrow Diner in the early morning hours of Nov. 18.

The Manchester, NH, Police and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office are conducting the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

Previously residing in New Hampshire, Morris was arraigned in Malden District Court as a fugitive from justice.

Authorities from both states are coordinating to return him to New Hampshire to face charges.

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