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Akron shooting suspect arrested

Beacon Journal staff report

A man accused of shooting a delivery man after firing a stray gunshot during an argument outside a Kenmore residence has been arrested.

Jonathan Wilt, 20, was wanted for more than a week on three counts of felonious assault. He was arrested Monday inside an Avon Street home by Akron police and the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Wilt is being held in the Summit County Jail without bond. He was on probation in Summit County for a previous misdemeanor assault conviction, court records show.

The shooting took place in the 2100 block of Fifth Street Southwest on April 8 when police say Wilt and the resident, 21, became embroiled in an argument.

Police say Wilt left the scene only to return with two firearms. Police say Wilt then opened fire and a bullet traveled through a wall before striking an appliance delivery man, 24, in the leg. The man was treated for the gunshot wound at a local hospital.

Bullets missed the resident and another man, who were standing outside. Wilt then fled the neighborhood.


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