Woman Wanted in Connection With Akron Homicide Arrested in Mexico
For Immediate Release
Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Akron, OH – This morning, the United States Marshals Service in collaboration with Mexican authorities arrested Leslie Lopez, 26. Lopez was wanted by Summit County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear for aggravated murder.
Lopez is suspected of being involved in a shooting that took place in the 2100 block of 12th Street SW in Akron. The incident occurred at 11:40pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022. A 26-year-old man had been shot while standing on a front porch of a residence. He was transported to Akron General Medical Center and died later from his injuries.
This morning, Mexican authorities in collaboration with the United States Marshals Service arrested Lopez at an address near the 2300 block of Calle General Tomas de la Garza, Neuvo Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico. This arrest was a direct result of information developed by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Summit County. Lopez is being housed in the Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas, awaiting her extradition back to Ohio.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The reach of the United States Marshals Service is nationwide, as well as international. We have outstanding partnerships all over the world that will assist us in arresting our most violent fugitives.”
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 submit a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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