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Murder suspect extradited to Warren

City man found in Washington state, wanted in 2020 drive-by

WARREN — A 36-year-old Warren man waived extradition from Washington state and was brought back to the Trumbull County jail on Wednesday night to face charges in a 2020 Sunday morning drive-by shooting that killed a vehicle driver near a busy northwest Warren intersection.

Cameron D. Tillis, with a Palmyra Road SW address, was booked into the lockup at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, jail records show. He was indicted secretly on Jan. 14 by a Trumbull County grand jury charging him with aggravated murder with firearm and calculated design specifications, having weapons as a convicted felon and tampering with evidence.

Tillis is charged in connection with the Aug. 2, 2020, death of Delquan Ware, 24, who was shot while driving a vehicle on Summit Street NW.

Tillis was arrested late in the afternoon of Dec. 3 in a home in the 2000 block of SW Sunset Boulevard in Renton, Wash., about 15 miles southeast of Seattle, after investigators in late October gathered information he had fled Ohio for the Pacific Northwest.

The suspect had been on the run since the shooting, authorities said.

The case has been assigned to Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice, who likely will arraign Tillis next week. In the meantime, the suspect will spend the Christmas holiday in the county lockup.

Another man who was wanted in connection to Ware’s death, Stefon Alexander, 35, surrendered to police shortly after warrants for both men were issued in December 2020. Court records show Alexander has a pretrial hearing set for Jan. 12 before Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay with a jury trial scheduled for March 21, 2022, on charges of aggravated murder with firearm specifications and tampering with evidence.

Reports show Ware was shot a week after being released from the jail on an aggravated robbery charge. His death marked the 13th of 16 total homicides in the city for 2020.

Three vehicles were involved in crashes as a result of the shooting, according to a police report.

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