A man whom the said is charged with shooting a person in the back of the head in Scranton, Pa. was arrested at a Blinman Street duplex on Thursday.
Romel Salomon, 27, was charged as a fugitive from justice out of Pennsylvania after the U.S. Marshals Service determined that he was living at 40 Blinman Street. Officers with the NLPD found a person matching Salomon’s description at the residence. According to a report by Officer Justin Clachrie, Salomon gave an alias and a fake identification before admitting his real name.
Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said Salomon is wanted for an assault in which he is accused of shooting a person in the back of the head. More details on this incident were not available.
At his appearance at the today, Salomon waived extradition and was being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond. He was charged with identity theft and theft of services.
According to Clachrie’s report, Salomon went to a Scranton hospital after an altercation. He identified himself as 23-year-old Leandro Inirio-Lopez and gave a Social Security number which investigators determined was stolen. Salomon also identified himself as Inirio-Lopez to the NLPD and gave them with an Ohio identification with this name. Clachrie said that after admitting that the name was false, he told police that he did not have a Social Security number because he is an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic.
According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, Salomon was involved in prior incidents in Scranton using the Inirio-Lopez alias. In February, police said he swung a machete at an unidentified man during a fight at a housing complex. After he was knocked to the ground, the other man picked up the weapon and used it to nearly sever Salomon’s foot.
The newspaper also reports that Salomon was one of two men arrested in May after shots were fired in the city’s South Side. Police said they found Salomon with a stolen rifle and charged him with receiving stolen property, possession of instruments of crime, carrying a loaded weapon, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.