Whitehall police Thursday, Sept. 1, rearrested a Columbus man wanted for a murder that occurred five months ago in Whitehall.

Whitehall police Thursday, Sept. 1, rearrested a Columbus man wanted for a murder that occurred five months ago in Whitehall.

Emmanuell Moncrief, 20, of Franklin Avenue in Columbus was arrested Sept. 1 at the Super 8 Motel on East-Dublin Granville Road in North Columbus, Whitehall police reported.

He is charged with one count of murder in connection to the shooting death of Edward Earl Braswell, 56, outside his East Main Street apartment April 2.

Police had arrested Moncrief April 4 for the murder, but complications in his case led to the delay of his indictment, Whitehall Sgt. Dan Kelso said.

A grand jury indicted Moncrief last week and Whitehall police began searching for him, Kelso said.

"His time was up; we shook enough doors," said Kelso, adding that while police cannot say how they pinpointed Moncrief, no stone is ever left unturned when police have a warrant for a murder.

Whitehall police called Columbus police to assist in the execution of the search warrant.

Whitehall police responded to a report of a shooting at 9:25 p.m. April 2 at an apartment complex at 4667 E. Main St., according to Acting Police Chief Mark Newcomb.

Police received calls reporting "that at least three shots" were heard coming from the direction of the parking lot, Kelso said.

Police found Braswell, a resident of the apartment complex, in the parking lot.

Braswell had been shot at least once in the leg and was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The incident appeared to stem from what police described as a random robbery.

Police in April also arrested a 25-year-old Whitehall woman for complicity to murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the case. The woman allegedly drove Moncrief from the scene and later sold the gun used in the shooting.