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Police now say 8 people involved in Alishah Pointer's kidnapping, torture and death; 4 charged

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Nov 11, 2021

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four of the eight people allegedly involved in the kidnapping, torture and murder of 22-year-old Alishah Pointer have been arrested and charged in East Cleveland Municipal Court.

One of the suspects involved turned himself in at the urging request of his mother. He has been charged with murder, according to East Cleveland Municipal Court records.

The other suspects

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested and will be charged with murder, police said. A 32-year-old woman is also expected to be charged with murder. A 17-year-old is in custody on an aggravated murder charge, police said. All three are currently in custody.

Two others have also been identified as suspects, but their information has not been released. A total of eight people are allegedly involved in Pointer's death, according to police.

East Cleveland police said those involved in her death first kidnapped one of Pointer’s friends from East Cleveland to lure Pointer from her North Randall home.

Police believe that Pointer was taken to at least two other locations before being tortured and killed. Her body was left at a home on Savannah Avenue.


Police are looking for two suspects who are currently on the loose. The first suspect is Hakeem Shomo.

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Hakeem Ali Shomo

The second suspect is Anthony Bryant, 18.

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Anthony D. Bryant

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Shomo and/or Bryant, pictured above, contact authorities below:

East Cleveland Detective Police 216-451-1234
Cleveland FBI - 1-877-FBI-OHIO
Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers 216-252-7463

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