Niles shooting suspect captured by federal authorities

Posted at 7:10 PM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-13 11:26:45-04

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Federal authorities say a man who was wanted for shooting and critically injuring his 24-year-old girlfriend has been arrested.

28-year-old Michael Jerome Exom III was taken into custody by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in the South Bend, Ind. area.  Details of the arrest weren’t immediately disclosed.

The arrest comes more than a month after a domestic dispute that authorities say led to a shooting in Niles Township involving Exom.  Investigators say his 24-year-old girlfriend suffered critical injuries in the shooting near Aarons Mini-Storage at 2601 North 5th St. on March 22.

Prior to the arrest, the search for Exom also led to a search of a home in the 300 block of 9th Street in Niles on April 30.  Exom wasn’t located at the time, but a 37-year-old woman was arrested, later charged with being an accessory after the fact and for possession of marijuana.

Charges pending for Exom include assault with intent to murder and felony firearms for the April 30 shooting.