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Manhunt Over: Marshals nab fugitive wanted for attempted murder

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Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m., The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Anthony Dowell, 30, after a manhunt that lasted almost five months. 

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 at the Horseshoe Casino.  The incident happened near Kemper Road and Larchmere Road 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.  Dowell then fled the area.

Wednesday, members of the NOVFTF developed information that Dowell was staying at a home near the 3200 block of E. 130th St. 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 transported to the Shaker Heights Police Department after his arrest.

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."

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