Manchester man arrested in Virginia in connection with December homicide

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MANCHESTER — A Manchester man sought for a fatal assault that occurred last month has been apprehended in Richmond, Virginia, and was extradited back to New Hampshire today.

Akim Alleyne, 33, was taken into custody in late December and returned to Manchester this afternoon, according to authorities.

On Dec. 7, at around 12:30 p.m., Manchester Police were dispatched to the vicinity of Domino’s Pizza on 212 Lowell Street after receiving reports of a fight.

They found 46-year-old Te-Jay Thomas unconscious on the sidewalk.

Officers provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived.

Thomas was transported to Elliot Hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses at the scene informed police that Thomas and Alleyne were engaged in an argument near the pizza shop.

During the altercation, Alleyne allegedly knocked Thomas to the ground and assaulted him.

Alleyne left the scene but returned briefly before fleeing once again.

The police investigation led to Alleyne being charged with Manslaughter and being a Habitual Offender in relation to the December 7 incident.

Additionally, Alleyne had outstanding warrants for Burglary and Stalking from an incident in October.

Records show Alleyne was on probation for a burglary committed in June at the time of the deadly assault.

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