Akron police searching for homicide suspect

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AKRON – Akron police are searching for a homicide suspect after one person was killed and one injured during a shooting early Sunday morning.

According to Akron Lieutenant Rick Edwards, police arrived at a house party on North Howard Street around 2:30 a.m. and were flagged down by someone running on the sidewalk. The man who flagged them down had been shot in the foot.

Antoine C. Bennett (Photo courtesy: Akron police)
Antoine C. Bennett (Photo courtesy: Akron police)

When police went inside the home, they found another man bleeding from a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Akron City Hospital where he passed away.

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Antoine C. Bennett, has been charged with murder and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 245 pounds. He has black hair, a beard and mustache.

He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should contact Akron police.

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