HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — The final suspect in the death of Alishah Pointer of East Cleveland is in police custody as of Sunday morning.
East Cleveland police confirm Hakeem-Ali Shomo was arrested in Hopkinsville, Kentucky around midnight. Police there confirmed the warrant for his arrest, but other circumstances that led to Shomo's arrest are unknown at this time. His extradition back to East Cleveland is already pending.
The 18-year-old is one of seven suspects in 22-year-old Pointer's death, but he was on the run since her body was found. Police found Pointer's body in a burnt out home in East Cleveland on November 9th, days after she was reported missing by her family. In previous media briefings, police said they had reason to believe Shomo was the leader of the group accused of killing her.
The coroner stated Pointer died from multiple gunshot wounds. The home where she was found has since been torn down. The U.S. Marshals were offering a $5,000 reward for Shomo's arrest.
Authotities claimed weeks ago the assailants believed Pointer had information relating to a homicide that took place in Cleveland on Nov. 2, possibly the shooting death of Shomo's relative Aminjas Zion Shomo.
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