CLEVELAND - A tip helped police catch the suspect in the west side Cleveland shooting death of a woman who was a mother of five.
Cleveland police said a Crime Stoppers tip led them to 21-year-old Terial Willis of Cleveland Thursday morning. He was arrested at about 10 a.m. on Central Avenue on the city's east side.
The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force helped officers bring Willis into custody. According to Marshals, Willis was hiding in a closet blocked by two dressers.
Police said Willis was involved in the June 30 shooting of 32-year-old Takella Giles, Willis' girlfriend, in her home near Division Avenue and West 25th Street. Investigators said Giles was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound after the couple fought over a shared cell phone.
Neighbors told NewsChannel5 that Giles was a mother of five. Police said one of the woman's children, a 3-year-old, was discovered inside the home after the shooting. The child was released to a family member.
An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Willis' arrest earlier this week.