ASHEBORO, NC (The Courier-Tribune) – A Brooklyn, N.Y., man being sought for murder has been arrested in Asheboro.
Eswin Gramajo, 27, of 879 Bergen St., Brooklyn, had fled New York after an altercation at a soccer match in Brooklyn ended in the stabbing of two brothers. Delvine Martinez Lopez was killed in the attack and his brother, Oscar, was seriously injured, according to The New York Daily News.
Lt. Col. Jim Smith, assistant chief of the Asheboro Police Department, said the New York Police Department had received information that Gramajo was at 1069 Avanti Drive in the Richland Trailer Park in Asheboro. NYPD detectives contacted Asheboro Police and asked that local officers keep the residence under surveillance until they arrived.
“We did a joint operation,” Smith said, “knocked on the door and were allowed in. Gramajo was in a back bedroom and submitted to arrest.”
Gramajo was arrested Dec. 21 and charged by local officials as a fugitive from justice and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $2 million secured bond. New York charges include murder in the first-degree, attempted murder in the second-degree and criminal possession of a weapon.
Smith said he didn’t know if Gramajo will fight extradition.
The New York Daily News story said a gofundme page was set up to help with Martinez Lopez’s funeral expenses. A quote from the gofundme page said that the deceased soccer player’s “nickname was Lobo ‘for his courageous soccer style and leadership at heart. He will be miss(ed) in every soccer field in NYC.’ ”