BOOKING PHOTO AND REPORT RELEASED: After 8 Years on the Run, 2014 Shooting Suspect Arrested in Chicago

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Following an eight (8) yearlong Fugitive Unit investigation, members of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, at the request of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, placed Diriye Bile, 26, of Ethiopia, was placed under arrest after landing at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL.

Bile was wanted on a Suffolk Superior Court warrant for Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon with Serious Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Carrying a Loaded firearm.  The associated reports were given to us by the Department after numerous delays:

This warrant stems from a 2014 shooting where the victim was shot in the area of Ruggles Street in Roxbury.  Bile was extradited back to Massachusetts and arraigned on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Roxbury District Court.

Bile fled the country after the shooting and was tracked to Ethiopia until his recent flight back to the United States.  This arrest was the culmination of an eight-year long Fugitive Investigation and the collaborative effort of many Federal and State agencies.

The Boston Police Department would like to highlight the diligent work of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and their numerous federal partners, who never gave up on the search for Bile.  The Boston Police Department hopes that this arrest brings some sense of closure to the victim, their family, and the community affected by this senseless violence.