Woman arrested in Sharon homicide


SHARON – Police have arrested a New Castle woman in connection with the May 23 shooting death of a Sharon man.

Officials are also now saying the incident at the home of Khalil "Champ" Hopson, 24, was a robbery.

Alexis Evonna Holmes, 20, of 320 Halco Drive, New Castle, was arrested today in Austintown Township, Ohio, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, Sharon police Chief Ed Stabile said.

Holmes was charged with homicide, solicitation to commit robbery and burglary, robbery and burglary in connection with the case. She is being held in Mahoning County, Ohio, Jail awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.,

Police responded to the May shooting call at 5:32 a.m. at 1239 Cedar Ave., Sharon, according to a police report signed by Sharon detective Sgt. Ryan Chmura.

When they arrived, officers found Hopson lying on the kitchen floor with his father tending to him. Hopson's pit bull, Blue, had also been shot.

Hopson later died in a Youngstown hospital from a gunshot wound.

More information will be released as it becomes available, Stabile said.

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