Two Men Arrested In Akron For The Murder Of Gage Zirke

AKRON - Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Desean Williamson, 23, and Teion Thompson, 21 on Wednesday. Both were wanted by the Akron Police Department. Williamson was wanted for murder and Thompson was wanted for complicity to commit murder and obstructing justice.

On July 25, 2021, Gage Zirke, 20, was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of his vehicle after crashing into a tree near the 2300 block of 11th Street in Akron. According to Akron Police, the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the torso. Williams and Thompson are alleged to be the responsible parties for Zirke’s death. They were involved in a verbal altercation with Zirke that turned deadly.

This morning, task force members arrested Williamson at an address near the 800 block of Winnefeld Way in Akron. Task force members also arrested Thompson at an address near the 1100 block of Eddy Road in Cleveland. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Diligent investigative work by the Akron Police Department identified these two suspects who were wanted for an offense that happened almost 2 years ago. Our team successfully arrested both suspects within minutes of one another today.”

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