Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Jeremiah Williams, 21. Williams was wanted by the Akron Police Department for homicide.
According to police, Williams shot and killed Teyaurra Harris, 21, who was expecting a baby at the time of the incident. On April 14, 2022, there was a shootout between two groups of individuals on Rockaway Street in Akron, where at least 30 rounds from three different guns were fired. Harris was an occupant of a vehicle that was riding by at the time of the shootout and she was fatally struck in the head.
This afternoon, members of the NOVFTF arrested Williams at a residence near the 1200 block of Juneau Street in Akron. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Outstanding investigative work by the Akron Police Department solved this senseless and tragic act of gun violence. Today, our task force took a violent man off the street and hopefully brought the family of Teyaurra Harris, 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. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
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The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:
The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn 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 Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.