1978 Ohio fugitive tracked down in Michigan - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

1978 Ohio fugitive tracked down in Michigan

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Cuyahoga County Sheriff Cliff Pinkney announced the capture of a 1970’s fugitive who’s nearly four decades on the run ended Thursday morning in Michigan.

Lamar Dixon, 61, who was wanted for attempted murder, was arrested in Detroit after 38 years on the run by the Cold Case Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team.

On September 5, 1979 the Cleveland police received an emergency call of “shots fired” near the 1400 block of Lakeview Ave.

When they arrived witnesses told police the victim was involved in a verbal altercation after Dixon allegedly struck a female in the face. The verbal altercation escalated and Dixon allegedly grabbed a gun and shot at the victim who took cover behind his car. 

Cleveland Police discovered multiple holes in the vehicle from the gunshots, and Dixon was positively identified as the shooter. Dixon then fled the scene to begin his life on the run.   

Through the course of the investigation, task force members followed leads throughout Ohio and Michigan. Investigators eventually located Dixon living at a home in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.

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