U.S. Marshals arrest Youngstown murder suspect in Georgia

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Dashonti Baker, age 21, at a home in Stone Mountain, Georgia Friday morning, at about 10:30 a.m., according to a press release.

Baker was indicted yesterday by the Mahoning County Grand Jury and charged with attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. Baker allegedly shot Jacquez Brown in the head on March 15, 2014 in a parking lot at the corner of South Ave. and Dewey in Youngstown.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Youngstown Division initiated a fugitive investigation after Youngstown Police had obtained a warrant on March 25th charging Baker with attempted murder.

The NOVFTF received information regarding Baker after he was profiled on several area news stations. The tips pointed to a suburb of Atlanta, Ga., where NOVFTF officers were able to identify a relative of Baker and her address. The address was relayed to U.S. Marshals in Atlanta who arrested Baker this morning without incident.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The safe arrest of this fugitive was a direct result of the cooperation between all agencies involved.  When we work together, we can accomplish great things and this capture is a fine example of that.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411) Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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