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Fugitive identified in fatal Akron shooting

Beacon Journal staff report

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Akron police and the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Sept. 18 in East Akron.

Gracshawn G. Thomas, 22, of Lindsay Avenue in Akron, is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder.

Police say Thomas was involved in the death of Alfonso Golden Jr., who was found dead inside his 2005 Dodge Magnum in the 400 block of East Waterloo Road. He had been shot multiple times.

Golden, 28, had been driving west on East Waterloo when another driver, inside a tan-colored SUV, pulled up next to him and fired shots, police said. The SUV driver then continued westbound.

Thomas is a black male, standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. Police said he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

U.S. Marshals and Summit County Crimestoppers are offering a reward for information directly related to the arrest of Thomas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4WANTED or Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677) or by texting TIPSCO plus the tip to 274637.

Callers can remain anonymous.


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