For Immediate Release
|December 03, 2013||
Chief Deputy Michael Baughman
Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 644-6747
|Pittsburgh Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Detroit|
PA – Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Wesley Richards, was arrested this
afternoon in Detroit, Michigan by members of the U.S. Marshals Detroit
Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT). Richards, age 35, was charged with
homicide in the shooting death of Donald Lowry, which occurred on October
18, 2013 at JR’s Bar. Richards is alleged to have shot Lowry multiple times
before fleeing the East Ohio Street bar. In conjunction with the Pittsburgh
Bureau of Police, the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force
(WPAFTF) prioritized this case and developed leads that indicated Richards
fled the Pittsburgh area heading to Detroit. Through further investigation,
an associate in the Detroit area was identified and this lead was forwarded
to members of the DFAT for investigation. Through this effort, members of
the DFAT were able to locate and arrest Richards without incident at a
residence in the 17000 block of Greenlawn Street, Detroit, Michigan.
Richards was lodged in the Wayne County Jail on the Pittsburgh homicide
warrant and awaits extradition.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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