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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Pittsburgh Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Detroit

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Wesley Richards, was arrested this afternoon in Detroit, Michigan by members of the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT). Richards, age 35, was charged with homicide in the shooting death of Donald Lowry, which occurred on October 18, 2013 at JR’s Bar. Richards is alleged to have shot Lowry multiple times before fleeing the East Ohio Street bar. In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) prioritized this case and developed leads that indicated Richards fled the Pittsburgh area heading to Detroit. Through further investigation, an associate in the Detroit area was identified and this lead was forwarded to members of the DFAT for investigation. Through this effort, members of the DFAT were able to locate and arrest Richards without incident at a residence in the 17000 block of Greenlawn Street, Detroit, Michigan. Richards was lodged in the Wayne County Jail on the Pittsburgh homicide warrant and awaits extradition.

The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is made up of the following member agencies: U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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