Man arrested in connection with deadly Akron home invasion

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Akron police have made an arrest in a deadly home invasion.

On December 19, 2020, officers responded to a shots fired call at a home in the 800 block of Wall St.

A 31-year-old was killed and a 34-year-old man was shot.

The shooting victim was identified as Terrance Vandiver.

Detectives linked Joseph Pickney, 32, to the home invasion and homicide.

Joseph Pickney, Courtesy: Akron Police Department

Pickney was arrested in Canton.

He’s now been booked in the Summit County Jail on charges of murder and felony assault.

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