Women Wanted In Akron For Murder Arrested In Mexico

AKRON - The United States Marshals Service in collaboration with Mexican authorities arrested Leslie Lopez, 26 on Friday. She 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.

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.”

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