The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Walter Tate aka "Pookie."

Tate is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Painesville Police Department for a homicide.

It is alleged that, on July 4, Tate shot and killed James Brown, a family member, after an argument at a family party.

Tate has ties to Painesville, Cleveland, and Detroit and also a previous address near the 20500 block of Sunset Drive in Warrensville Heights.


Tate, 37, is black, stands about 6'01" tall, weighs 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information in reference to Walter Tate, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411) Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.