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Murder suspect using fake name taken into custody after standoff with police in East Cleveland

Standoff overnight in East Cleveland (Source: WOIO) Standoff overnight in East Cleveland (Source: WOIO)
Patrick Gall (Source: Elyria Police) Patrick Gall (Source: Elyria Police)
ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) -

An investigation involving mistaken identities and a murder plot ended overnight with police placing a third and final homicide suspect under arrest in East Cleveland.

Patrick Gall surrendered to police just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning at a house near the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Allegheny Avenue following a stalemate that lasted several hours.

Gall was wanted by local police and the U.S. Marshals Service in connection to the murder of Willie Fisher that took place in Lorain County on July 6.

Police say investigators had a run-in with Gall shortly after the murder, but there was not enough evidence to tie him to the crime initially.

Gall falsely claimed the identity of 18-year-old Saint-Velle-Pruitt, which only complicated the investigation. Pruitt turned himself into Elyria police after seeing he was wanted for the murder, but police later cleared him of any connection.

Gall was arraigned in Elyria Municipal Court Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty.

Bond was set at $2 million.

Elyria Police investigating homicide behind convenience store


The 47-year-old murder victim was found murdered behind the business he was hired to perform work as a handyman. Two other men, John P. Sullivan and Bruce Arnoff, were already arrested in connection to Fisher's murder.

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