A 26-year-old Akron man pleaded guilty to murder Friday in the June 2015 shooting death of a Canton man.
Dashawn Marquice Tomlin was scheduled to go on trial Monday morning in Summit County Common Pleas Court. Under an agreement with prosecutors, he instead pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated robbery, with the robbery charge for an unrelated crime.
Tomlin will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Monday by Judge Jill Flagg Lanzinger.
In the shooting incident, Tomlin was charged with three counts of murder and one count of felonious assault, all with gun specifications.
Police said Tomlin shot Charles R. Vinson, 26, of Canton, on May 24, 2015. Officers responded to the area of Boulevard and West Thornton streets in Akron about 3 a.m. and found Vinson on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Vinson was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General where he later died.
Police said they believe Vinson was shot outside an after-hours house where residents go to drink in private after traditional bars close.
Tomlin was arrested in July 2015 by the U.S. Marshals Office’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.