Murder suspect turns
himself in to Akron police
A 21-year-old Akron man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Akron man earlier this week.
Devon C. Williams of Vicross Avenue turned himself in at the Akron Police Department, according to a news release.
Police suspect Williams of shooting and killing Shawn Prude, 20, of North Toby Terrace in Akron on Tuesday. According to an autopsy completed Wednesday by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, Prude’s death is a homicide, caused by gunshot wounds to the neck and torso. He was found shot several times, lying on the road Tuesday morning in the 1200 block of South Arlington Street, near Wilbeth Avenue.
Prude was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cops say men rob store,
posed as law enforcers
Police are looking for three men who posed as law enforcement while robbing a convenience store Wednesday night in the 900 block of North Main Street in North Hill.
According to police, the men entered the store about 9 p.m. wearing matching black jackets emblazoned with the word "security" and said they were "special investigators."
The men then searched two employees at the Hill Convenience Store and took their cash and mobile phones, before driving off in a white Chevrolet HHR with a temporary license tag.
Police ask anyone who recognizes the suspects or knows where they are to call 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP; or Summit county Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.
People can also send information to Tipsco by texting 274637(CRIMES).
Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Basketball coach to give talk
at Kiwanis Club meeting
Brooke Preston, University of Mount Union assistant women's basketball coach and founder of the youth empowerment nonprofit organization Preston Basketball Skills Academy, will speak at the Kiwanis Club meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ohio Living Rockynol, 1150 W. Market St., Akron.
Sobriety checkpoints yield
zero impaired drivers
The Summit County OVI Task Force caught no drunken or drugged drivers Wednesday night in two sobriety checkpoints conducted in Barberton.
The checkpoints were held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Robinson Avenue and Wooster Road North.
In all, 1,195 vehicles passed through the checkpoints, according to a news release. While no one was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, several people faced other charges:
• Seven people were arrested for driving under suspension.
• One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
• Three people were arrested for drug possession.
• Two people were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• One person was cited for operation of a motor vehicle without a license.
• One person was cited for a miscellaneous violation.
Man shot, killed during fight
on Thanksgiving Day
A fight Thursday evening erupted into gunfire that left a southeast Canton man dead.
The shooting victim has been identified as James N. Howard, 42, of Schory Avenue Southeast, said Capt. Dave Davis.
Police were called at 5:20 p.m. to a house in the 1700 block of Sandwith Avenue Southwest in response to a shooting, he said. They arrived to find Howard lying in the driveway.
Investigators believe Howard had been inside the home, where he had been involved in an argument that turned physical. Howard was shot twice, Davis said.
Canton Fire Department medics took Howard to Aultman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives said results of their investigation will be presented to the Stark County grand jury. The man who pulled the trigger has been identified, but the grand jury will determine charges, Davis said.