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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 26, 2022 Josh Lowe, Public Affairs Officer
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-2150;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Father and Son Wanted in Connection to Death of Akron Juvenile Arrested in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested D’Lawrence Scott, 19, and Lawrence Scott Jr., 56. D’Lawrence Scott was wanted for aggravated murder by the Akron Police Department and Lawrence Scott Jr. was want for obstruction of justice in reference to the same homicide.

It is alleged that on May 24, D’Lawrence Scott got into a verbal altercation with a female associate at an address near the 1000 block of Biruta Street in Akron. The altercation turned physical, and a 15-year-old male stepped in at the defense of the female. D’Lawrence Scott retreated to a car parked outside the residence and retrieved a firearm. Scott then proceeded back to the residence and shot and killed the 15-year-old male. D’Lawrence Scotts’ father, Lawrence Scott Jr. was allegedly the get-away driver after the homicide occurred.

This afternoon, members of the NOVFTF arrested both Scott’s in a vehicle near the intersection of E.79th and Kinsman Rd. in Cleveland. Task force members witnessed both males leave a residence on E. 147th Street and followed them to the E. 79th and Kinsman Rd. area where task force members ultimately arrested both males, the younger Scott was found hiding in the backseat of the car.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The US Marshals Service has a strong partnership with the Akron Police Department. Today, that strong partnership resulted in the arrest of two dangerous fugitives and hopefully some justice for the 15-year-old victim.”

Anyone 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. 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 Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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