Fugitive accused of North Carolina murder found on Staten Island

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Friday, December 28, 2018
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A fugitive wanted for shooting and killing a man in North Carolina was arrested at a friend's Staten Island apartment Thursday evening.

NEW BRIGHTON, Staten Island (WABC) -- A fugitive wanted for shooting and killing a man in North Carolina was arrested at a friend's Staten Island apartment Thursday evening.

Police said 26-year-old Davonte Redfern had skipped bail in the February 22 murder of 28-year-old Tristan Kayne Edney in Henderson County.

He's been on the run since he was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges over the summer.

Redfern was caught sleeping around 6:00 p.m. at the Richmond Terrace Houses on Jersey Street in New Brighton. Investigators originally thought he was hiding with family in New Jersey.

He's now awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

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