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For Immediate Release

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November 27, 2015 Anne Murphy, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-7505
U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Shooter of Baby Aavielle
 

 NOVFTF LogoCleveland, OH – Today, at approximately 10:00am, the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 19 year old Davon Holmes. Holmes was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cleveland Police Department for a homicide that occurred at East 145th St. and Spear Ave. on October 1st.

Holmes’ warrant was issued at approximately 9:00am this morning for the shooting death of 5 month old Aavielle Wakefield. On October 1, 2015, at approximately 5:00pm, baby Aavielle was shot in the chest while she sat in her car seat, next to her sister. Her mother and another family member were in the vehicle with her as well.

Within an hour of the warrant being issued for Holmes, he was taken into custody by the task force in the 3300 block of East 140th St. Lawrence Hilliard was also arrested in connection with this case. Hilliard was wanted by the Cleveland Police Department for tampering with evidence. He was taken into custody in the same location as the shooting took place, East 145th St. and Spear Ave.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott added, “The death of a child is something no family should have to endure, and nothing we do can bring baby Aavielle back to her family. We do hope that the arrest of Davon Holmes brings some peace to the Wakefield family.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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