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Murder suspect Andrew Howard of New Castle, Pennsylvania, arrested in Youngstown, Ohio’s South Side

Murder suspect Andrew Howard of New Castle, Pennsylvania, arrested in Youngstown, Ohio’s South Side

Courtesy: New Castle Police Department

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man wanted in connection with a shooting in New Castle, Pennsylvania, was arrested Tuesday on the South Side.

Jail records show that Andrew Howard, 32, was booked into the Mahoning County Jail by members of the state’s Adult Parole Authority on a manslaughter warrant out of Lawrence County.


Howard was wanted for the April 21 murder of 39-year-old Omar Hakim. An arrest warrant was issued for Howard on June 26.

It is not yet clear when an extradition hearing will be held to determine whether Howard will be returned to Pennsylvania.

The municipal police have arrested a woman, Angelina Masi, age unknown, two days after Hakim’s death on conspiracy charges.

Hakim was found after police were called early on April 21 at East Moody Street and Carlisle Avenue for a report of gunfire. Police did not provide an exact time when the reports came in.

Hakim was found shot to death in the backseat of an SUV, police said. Police said there were six gunshot holes in the driver’s side window where Hakim was found.

Masi was charged after witnesses were interviewed and after video surveillance cameras in the area showed her driving the suspect to the scene of the shooting, police said.