CLEVELAND -- Just before midnight Wednesday, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Anthony Dowell, 30, after a manhunt that lasted almost five months.
The NOVFTF developed information that Dowell was staying at a home near the 3200 block of E. 130th Street in Cleveland.
Task force members responded to the address and set up a perimeter around the home. Officers knocked on the door and, after several minutes, Dowell surrendered without incident. Dowell was taken to the Shaker Heights Police Department after his arrest.
Dowell was wanted by the Shaker Heights Police Department for attempted homicide. It is alleged that on Oct. 28, 2012, Dowell shot his friend after a night out gambling. The incident happened near Kemper and Larchmere roads in Shaker Heights.
After the victim was shot, he ran to an RTA bus. Dowell attempted to enter the bus but the driver refused to let Dowell on board so Dowell ran off.
On Nov. 30, the Shaker Heights Police Department reached out to the NOVFTF and asked for their assistance in locating and apprehending Dowell.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "This is another great example of how our task force member's hard work and diligence pays off. This sends a message to all those that try and flee from justice that we will always get our man."
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833).
You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), 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.