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Man accused of killing Cleveland woman over loud music arrested more than a year later

He was taken into custody outside a store in the Cleveland Heights area.
Credit: US Marshals
Fugitive of the Week Andrew Barker

CLEVELAND — Federal officials on Thursday arrested a man wanted for the shooting death of a Cleveland woman that took place more than a year ago.

U.S. Marshals took 41-year-old Andrew Barker into custody outside a store in Cleveland Heights. He was stopped while driving and was apprehended without incident.

In March of 2019, authorities say Barker shot into an apartment building in the area of Lake Avenue and West 83rd Street, reportedly because the occupants were playing their music too loudly. Thirty-four-year-old Ivette Gonzales-Perez was shot in the neck and died 12 days later at MetroHealth Medical Center, while her 14-year-old daughter was injured by the shattered glass.

"This fugitive thought he could hide in plain sight from the police, but our investigators didn’t give up on finding him," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot said in a statement. "He will now have to answer for the death of a young woman and the severe injuries to her daughter."

No bond information for Barker was immediately available. Court records in Cuyahoga County show a 2007 guilty plea on a felony weapons charge, which led to him being put on probation for two years.

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