Michael Sheppard was accused of killing his victim by hitting him with a beer can. The impact of being hit with a beer can reportedly caused blunt force trauma which led to the victim’s death, says True Crime Daily.On September 16, Michael Sheppard, 43, has reportedly got into an argument with the victim, whose name was not released, near a home in the 1800 block of Garfield Road in East Cleveland. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Sheppard hit the victim with a beer can. Investigators believed that the impact caused a blunt force trauma which led to the victim’s death. A welfare check has been requested several days later wherein the victim was reportedly discovered dead in his apartment.
Justice Has Been Served
As reported by Naquin, immediately after, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force started working on their investigations. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Sheppard as the Fugitive of the Week in early December. On December 21, Sheppard was finally apprehended at a home in the 9500 block of Detroit Road in Cleveland.
U.S. Marshals Pete Elliott said offenders like Sheppard who commit violence must not be tolerated by a community’s members or the law enforcement. He also said that people must work together to guarantee that those who perpetrate violence are taken away from the community as soon as possible.