Akron, OH –
Yesterday evening, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force
(NOVFTF) arrested Christopher Blouir, 29.
Blouir was wanted by
the Akron Police Department for a homicide which occurred Tuesday
evening. Blouir and the victim, Isaiah Chapman, 30, got into a verbal
altercation outside of a home in the 300 block of Reed Rd. in Akron.
Blouir shot the victim multiple times and fled the scene.
NOVFTF worked closely with Akron Detectives as soon as a suspect was
identified. Late in the afternoon officers identified an area where
Blouir may be attempting to hide. Officers tracked Blouir down to an
overpass near the intersection of Brittan Rd. and East Market St. Blouir
was quickly taken into custody and upon his arrest a loaded firearm was
recovered. Blouir and the firearm were turned over to the Akron Police
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Our law
enforcement officers are taking every step to limit and contain the
spread of COVID-19. While adapting to these protective measures, we are
still committed to protecting our citizens from violent criminals. Our
officers will not give up on that commitment at any time.”
with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern
Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), 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 NOVFTF Akron
Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:
Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township
Boston Heights Village Police Department, Copley
Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Kent
Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Northfield Village
Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole
Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Reminderville Police
Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Tallmadge Police Department,
United States Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, University
of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency