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Authorities arrest Cleveland woman accused of shooting mother in front her kids

Cierra Mack found in Brooklyn, New York
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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jun 04, 2022

BROOKLYN, New York — Authorities have arrested Cierra Mack, 30, the woman accused of fatally shooting a mother last September in front of children.

Mack was found in Brooklyn, New York on Friday morning and arrested.

According to authorities, Mack was wanted for the death of Chiffion Jefferson, 28.

Mack allegedly shot Jefferson in front of Jefferson's children in a hallway inside the Garden Valley Apartments on Sept. 11, 2021. Mack fled the scene and her trail went cold.

A $10,000 reward was later offered for information leading to Mack's whereabouts.

News 5 spoke to Jefferson's family in February as investigators worked to hone in on Mack's location.

After the arrest, the family told News 5 their nightmare is finally over.

"This was the longest 8 months of my life," sister Sonya Boyd said. "I was like, 'You got her?' They got her. Words cannot describe what that felt like."

Going forward, Jefferson’s family said they don’t feel closure yet after Mack’s arrest, but it’s a start and they plan on sitting in the courtroom every day Mack is on trial.

"I just hope the justice system now takes over and does what it’s supposed to do," Boyd added.

Authorities said they received a tip that she was hiding at an apartment in the 80 block of Clarkson Avenue in Brooklyn.

“Seeking justice for the victim’s family, specifically her three innocent children, her sister and her mother, was all the motivation our task force members needed to relentlessly pursue this violent fugitive over the past several months. This fugitive is no longer a threat to the public due to the outstanding effort of one Cleveland Police sergeant, who was the lead on this investigation for our task force,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot.

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