US Marshals: Fugitive Donnell Lindsey wanted in deadly drive-by

Donnell Lindsey's mug shot (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)
Donnell Lindsey's mug shot (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)
Published: Sep. 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM EDT|Updated: Dec. 14, 2015 at 11:32 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - U.S. Marshals and Cleveland Police continue to search for 22-year-old Donnell D. Lindsey.

He's wanted in connection to the month old drive-by shooting that killed 3-year-old Major Howard on Sept. 15.

Howard was shot in a car on East 113th Street and later died following surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center.  Rob'Dasha Smith, 24, Major's Godmother, was shot in the leg, but survived.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lindsey, a.k.a. Lionel, Lonell, or Nell.

According to Cuyahoga County court records, Lindsey's criminal history dates back to the age of 18.

In May 2011, Lindsey was arrested and charged with possessing criminal tools, drug possession, trafficking and an attempt at tampering with case evidence.

He pleaded guilty to another trafficking offense in February 2012.

Lindsey's last known offense was in August 2012. He pleaded guilty to having weapons while under disability.

Lindsey is described as a 22-year-old black man standing approximately 6-feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be hiding on the east side of Cleveland.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lindsey, you're encouraged to call the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at (216) 623-5464. You can also call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword "WANTED" with the tip to TIP411. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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