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22-year-old woman arrested, charged in connection to Lakewood homicide

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a 23-year-old man believed to be involved in the murder.

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on May 2, 2021.

The Lakewood Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 22-year-old woman in connection to the May 2 homicide of Shontell Rose, a 44-year-old who was found fatally shot in the head in an apartment complex on Elmwood Avenue. 

According to officials, Wilmarie A. Ford, 22, was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Murder Tuesday. Her first appearance in court has not been scheduled yet. 

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Lakewood police also have an arrest warrant for Bruce E. Ford, 23, who has been charged with Aggravated Murder, but is not in custody at this time. 

The suspects’ roles in the murder remain under investigation, but police believe both suspects knew the victim. 

The incident happened around midnight on May 2 when police officers were called to Mr. Rose's residence for an altercation between the Rose and a female related to Mr. Ford. Hours later, police were called back to 2004 Elmwood for reports of shots fired and found Mr. Rose deceased. 

A 19-year-old was arrested by Lakewood police at the time of the incident but was later released without charges. 

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This investigation is ongoing. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 

Editor's note: The video in the player below is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

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