Akron: Suspect identified in fatal weekend shooting

1:18 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
21-year-old Randy Thomas is wanted by authorities. Photo courtesy of the Akron Police Department.
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AKRON -- Police have identified a 21-year-old Akron man who is wanted in connection with a weekend murder.

According to Akron Police, 21-year-old Randy Thomas is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a residence in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim, Anthony Smith, 21, later died at Akron City Hospital from a gunshot to the chest.

Authorities warn that Thomas, who has a last known address on 7th Avenue, should be considered armed and dangerous.

Thomas is described as 5'9" tall and 210 pounds.

Anybody with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.


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