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U.S. Marshals arrest two fugitives wanted for different homicides

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 16:15:54-04

Authorities have arrested two men who have been on the run for two separate homicides that happened in Elyria and Cleveland last month.

The first suspect, Allen McDowell, 32, was wanted for a fatal shooting that happened on July 18 in Cleveland near East 20th Street and Krause Court. He is accused of shooting Wesley Wright, 48, in the back of the head, according to authorities.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested McDowell Friday afternoon at a location in the 3300 block of Warrensville Center Road, Beachwood.

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The second suspect, Jajuan Malone, is accused of fatally shooting Caree W. Cannon, 24, inside an Elyria restaurant in the 800 block of W. River Road on July 28, authorities said.

Following the shooting, Malone fled to Georgia.

The U.S. Marshals arrested Malone Friday afternoon in Jonesboro, Georgia. He is awaiting extradition back to Lorain County.

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“Our task force members are relentless in their pursuit of these violent fugitives. As you can see by today’s efforts in arresting homicide suspects in Georgia and Cleveland, we will never stop pursuing these fugitives, no matter how near or far they are,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said.

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