Akron Homicide Suspect Arrested After Stand Off

Akron - Late Monday morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 24-year-old Charles Deel, who was wanted by the Akron Police Department for murder.

Thursday, July 30th, officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Kenmore Blvd in Akron.They found the 29-year-old victim on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds. Deel, from Barberton was identified as the suspect almost immediately.

Members of the task force worked nonstop in trying to locate Deel as soon as he was named as the suspect. Monday morning, they gathered information that Deel was hiding in a home in Scio, Ohio, about 90 minutes southeast of Akron.

A brief standoff ensued when officers approached the home where Deel was hiding. Eventually, Deel exited the home and was arrested without any further incident. A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene as well.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Members of the task force worked closely with the Akron Police Department to get this fugitive into custody as quick as possible and before any more violence could occur with him on the streets.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip by clicking here.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Marshals

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