For Immediate Release
Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Cleveland Convenient Store Shooting Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals
Cleveland, OH - Last night, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) located and arrested Charlie Wright, 44. Wright was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder and felonious assault.
On October 26, Wright and another male got into a verbal altercation inside of a convenient store located near the 1100 block of E. 123rd Street in Cleveland. At some point during the verbal altercation, Wright exited the store and then came back minutes later brandishing a firearm and attempted to shoot the 30-year-old male he was arguing with. Wright shot the 30-year-old male in the leg but also shot and killed a 60-year-old male worker that was stocking the coolers and shot a 40-year-old woman in the chest. The 40-year-old woman and 30-year-old male were taken to the hospital and their conditions are unknown. This incident happened in broad day light with approximately 9 customers and 3 employees inside the store.
Last evening, members of the Cleveland Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Wright inside a vehicle near the intersection of Parkwood Drive and Pasadena Ave in Cleveland.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, "This senseless act of violence resulted in the death of a hardworking, good man. The efforts of our task force last night brought these victim’s families one step closer to the justice they deserve."
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 at our district page. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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