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Police arrest suspect in Carnegie Deli slayings

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The alleged trigger man in the killings of three people in an apartment above New York's famed Carnegie Deli has been arrested in Miami, police in New York announced Sunday.

Sean Salley, 29, was arrested Sunday outside a homeless shelter in Miami. Tips on his whereabouts were called in to New York police after the television show "America's Most Wanted" aired a story Saturday night regarding Salley and the May 10 murders above the Carnegie Deli.

"Minutes after the segment aired, two tips were called in," said Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.

New York police then notified their detectives in New Orleans, where they had been searching for Salley, who then notified Miami police.

Salley, originally from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, has been on the run since the shootings. New York City police had been looking for him in both New Orleans and Miami.

According to a news release from the NYPD, Salley was answering to the name of Gayland Bell, but was later positively identified by police.

Salley, who attempted to flee Miami detectives, was pursued and caught with the help of a K-9 unit, according to Reuters.

The execution-style shootings in May left three people dead and two others injured. It happened above the Carnegie Deli which is down the street from Carnegie Hall.

Police have already arrested Andre Smith in connection with the killings. He identified Salley as the shooter, said Reuters.

Charges for Salley are still pending, but police said he will most likely face three counts of murder and multiple counts of assault and weapons possession.

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