Suspect charged with murder in shooting death of man found in Akron backyard

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating a homicide.

According to the medical examiner, officers were called to the 2200 block of 24th St. on Monday around 9:30 p.m.

Officers found a 28-year-old man who was in a back yard with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He’s been identified as Cameron Murray.

His death marks the 23rd homicide in Akron this year.

Detectives developed McKenzie Dixson, 25, as a person of interest and executed a search warrant.

McKenzie Dixson

Dixson was arrested at his apartment after a short chase.

He faces charges including murder in the death of Cameron Murray.

If you can help, call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip; the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS; text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.

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