The victim, whose name was not released, was reportedly found dead in his apartment after a welfare check several days later. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force began working on the investigation shortly after, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Sheppard was arrested at a home in the 9500 block of Detroit Road.
In a statement, U.S. Marshals Pete Elliott said, "The violence perpetrated by offenders such as this will not be tolerated by our community members, or our law enforcement partners. We will work together with both to ensure that those who commit violence are removed from the community as quick as possible."