21-year-old arrested for murder of pregnant Akron woman

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:41 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - According to the U.S. Federal Marshal Office, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 21-year-old Jeremiah Williams.

He was wanted by the Akron Police Department for the murder of 21-year-old Teyaurra Harris.

Police said on April 14, there was a shootout between two groups of individuals on Rockaway Street in Akron, where at least 30 rounds from three different guns were fired.

Harris was an occupant of a vehicle that was riding by at the time of the shootout and she was fatally struck in the head.

Williams was at a residence near the 1200 block of Juneau Street in Akron.

“Every time we can get someone off the street who is doing criminal acts, especially violence of this nature it makes our community safer,” said Captain David Laughlin.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “outstanding investigative work by the Akron Police Department solved this senseless and tragic act of gun violence. Today, our task force took a violent man off the street and hopefully brought the family of Teyaurra Harris, one step closer to the justice they deserve.”

Keith Deem, works across the street from where the shooting occurred.

He said he wants everyone involved in the shooting to be found and arrested.

“It’s just a shame I feel sorry for the father, her boyfriend, he’s young she didn’t even get to live life, it’s terrible” Deem said.

“This girl was pregnant - she lost her baby, I guess he deserves to go to jail,” Deem continued.

Laughlin said police are looking for others involved in that fatal shooting, and hoping it puts Harris’s family at ease.

“We have a victim and family who loved her, a community that supported her, and a community that wants to be safe.”