Police: Man wanted in fatal Avondale shooting arrested in Las Vegas

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A 41-year-old man was arrested Tuesday by Las Vegas police and the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with the fatal shooting of Terrance Bartlett last month, according to Cincinnati police.

Officials said the Cincinnati Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension Squad assisted in the arrest of Thomas Kirkland. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Ohio, jail records show.

Bartlett, 28, was found shot in the 2900 block of Reading Road in Avondale just before midnight Feb. 20, Cincinnati police reported. He was taken to the hospital where he died on Feb. 21.

Enquirer media partner Fox19 spoke to Bartlett's aunt, Lakeshia Drew. She said Bartlett was a father of three and the brother of Aurora McCarter.

McCarter was 17 when she was killed in a shooting in Price Hill in 2020. She was a police cadet and was entering her junior year at Purcell-Marian High School. McCarter's fellow cadets painted a mural of her in the department's youth service building following her death.

Enquirer media partner Fox19 contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Police: Suspect in Avondale homicide arrested in Las Vegas