‘Dangerous’ Suspect Believed to be Back

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AKRON, Ohio -- A reward is now being offered to help catch a man accused of shooting up a bar, killing one person and injuring two others.

Police believe the suspect is back in Northeast Ohio and they hope someone can help track him down.

"I'm gonna miss my son because of this reaction.  His birthday, he would have been 39 years old this year, over stupid, crazy mess," said the victim's mother, Deborah Price.

Her son, Rahsaan Price, was shot and killed at the Embassy Lounge on Romig Road in Akron around 11:30 p.m. on July 23.  The business has since shut down.

"The ramifications of this action has destroyed us all, his children, me, his brothers," said Price.

Akron police are looking for Dontay Antonio Taylor, 22, whose last address was on Eva Avenue in Akron.

"We have some recent information that we have received from people in the community that Dontay Taylor is back in the Akron area," said Lt. Rick Edwards.

Investigators say the club owners refused to let him inside that night because of previous problems.  They say he left and returned with a gun.  They say Rahsaan was sitting near the front of the bar, using a computer.

"He fired shots through the windows of the nightclub, killing one guy inside and injuring two others," said Edwards.

Price had heard rumblings that the man accused of killing her son was back in the area.

"He had got word from one of his buddies here in Akron and he left Atlanta and came back," she said.

Akron police say Taylor knows he is wanted.  They have warrants for aggravated murder and two counts of felonious assault.

They hope a reward will encourage people to call with information.

"We're not asking anyone to try to take him into custody or try to take any action 'cause he is extremely dangerous, and he still could be armed at this point," said Lt. Edwards.

"If I was to make a plea, it would be for that young man to turn himself in," Price said.

The reward, with an undisclosed amount, is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Anyone with information about Taylor's whereabouts is asked to call the Akron police at 330-375-2490 or the Task Force at 866-4WANTED.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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